Activities

Canticle & Juniper Courts is based on community life. We offer many activities for our residents to become involved in. Some of the more popular things our residents do include:

  • Gardening
  • Knitting Club
  • Library Access
  • Card Games
  • Puzzle Making
  • Volunteering
  • Wii Bowling
  • Bingo

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There are also many activities and happenings on the grounds that the residents may chose to participate in including:

Earth Echoes Education Series: Presentations from The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi’s Earth Echoes Project. Find out about upcoming presentations at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sisters-of-St-Francis-of-Assisi-119772974760468/events/?ref=page_internal

Wine & Vine: a wine, beer and food sampling fundraiser to benefit the Sisters of St. Francis in Upholding the Vision and the new Motherhouse to be opened in the summer of 2019, the 2018 event is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 3:30pm-7pm. For ticket and event information, visit http://www.winenvineosf.com/

Pet Blessing: The Annual pet blessing is held at the St. Francis Grotto on the Motherhouse grounds on every September. Animals are blessing individually. Each pet is sprinkled with holy water and received a personal prayer. The blessing is offered in observance of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, known as the patron of all living creatures. For more information, visit: http://www.lakeosfs.org/franciscan-sharing/pet-blessing/

Pie and Prayer: Please join us as we gather in prayer,  engage in conversation, reflect and discuss the upcoming week’s Gospel, celebrate Eucharistic Adoration, and enjoy some delicious pie! Find upcoming dates on the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi’s Facebook Events listings: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sisters-of-St-Francis-of-Assisi-119772974760468/events/?ref=page_internal

Honey Harvest, The first honey from the beehives on the Motherhouse property was harvested on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Charlie the Bee Man pulled the chambers from the hives and brought them inside for the harvest process. The first step was to have the wax surface, created by the bees, removed from both sides of the combs in the chambers. Once the wax coating was carefully lifted off with a special fork, the shiny surfaces of the honey ranged in color from deep brown to golden yellow. Next the exposed honey comb chambers were inserted into a container that could be spun with a crank, removing the honey from the combs by centrifugal force. The honey was then drained from the container through a sieve to remove bits of wax and other small particles from the honey. From there, jars were filled with the finished product.