Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Exciting Times

Hi Folks,

I thought I'd post some words for you today since it's been a couple of weeks since you've heard from me!

The last time I wrote, I had just started my new job as the Director of Music Ministry at the Newman Center at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Three weeks later, things are going great! The music ministry program is growing fast and we are able to do some really cool music! We had the church rockin' on Sunday, September 14th (The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross) when we did Rich Mullins' song "Hope to Carry On." Next week for our prelude, my college choir is singing a piece in the African language of Shona. That is going to be really cool!

Last Wednesday, September 17th, I took in my first Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra concert with guest soloist, violinist Joshua Bell. If you don't know Joshua Bell, you need to look him up on YouTube! He's amazing!!! If you saw the movie "The Red Violin" he played all of the background music for that movie. The concert was amazing--and free too because he is an alumn of IU!

If the orchestra concert wasn't enough excitement for the week, on Saturday, September 20th I was invited to attend an IU Hoosiers vs. Ball State Cardinals football game. (That's me in the pink Hoosiers T-shirt!) Even though my team lost 20-42, the game was still exciting. Oh...do please pray for the wide receiver from Ball State, Dante Love. He took a head-on hit from one of our guys and suffered a fracture in his neck! He underwent 5 hours of surgery on Sunday morning and as a result can move all four of his limbs. He has a long road ahead of him though so send your prayers his way!

This week I'm heading home to the Motherhouse for a few days. Since I live "on mission," I try to get home as often as I can to reconnect with the home community. While I'm beginning to really love mission life, I very much miss my friends that live at home.

I hope everyone reading this is well. Look for me again in the coming days and weeks!

Sister Kim


  1. Dear Sister Kim,
    Hi! It's me Alex Larsen from North Carolina! It was great to see and read your blog! It sounds like you are really in your element there in Indiana! Looks like you are keeping busy too! Congrats on your new job. I am staying busy too, in the choir at church, eucharistic minister, Senior Altar server, Liasion for Vocation Discernment, and I teach first grade faith development on Sundays after mass. I also work at a daycare in the infant room. I love everything I do. I hope you have a blessed week, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! God bless,
    Alex Larsen

  2. Alex--So good to hear from you! Yes, I am enjoying my new job! I still can't believe that I'm here. It's like a dream job for me. So, yeah, I guess you could say I'm in my element.

    Sounds like you are keeping very busy! When are you coming back to Ferdinand? I'll make sure to get home that weekend so I can visit with you.

    Sr. Kim

  3. Sister Kim,
    Hi there! Cute picture! I am coming up again for the January Benedictine Life weekend. I can't wait it seems like an eternity! I am so homesick for Ferdinand! I wish I could get up there sooner, but I must wait until January. I hope we can keep in touch through this blog! Take care and God bless!
    In Christ,

  4. Hi Alex,

    January...OK...I'll mark it on my calendar that you're coming to Ferdinand and I'll make sure to come home during that time. We need to play a wild game of Pay Me while you're here! Do you remember how to play???

    You can also check me out on Facebook!

    Talk to you soon!


  5. Kim,
    I think I kind of remember how to play pay me. I am sure that if you refreshed my memory it would all come back to me! I hope you are well! Can't wait to see you and everyone else! I am so homesick for Ferdinand! Take care and God bless.