Author Archive for: ‘pamdonelan’

Sacred Experience

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I miss paper towels, Kleenex and wet wipes.  I miss the morning paper, NPR and Good Morning America.  I miss the Sisters, convent employees and my friends.  I miss brewed coffee, instant technology and PJ (my cat).  I miss being within driving distance to my mother. Being without these things has given me the ability to focus on this African …

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First Weekend In Review

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Hello readers of this blog. How was your weekend? Our weekend was packed with surprise, challenge and excitement. The surprise was that an ox became ill. This ox belongs to the woman who manages the Widow Farm that is owned by Monze Diocese. Sister Theresa got the call and with these animal type calls, Sister Deb assists. Sister Theresa organized …

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Hostess Sister Deb Nelson

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On Friday, we had the morning free. It was a treat because we have been going on the fast track since we arrived. A few ideas about our hostess Sister Deb Nelson – you may have heard the expression butcher, baker and candle stick maker; Sister Deb has an expanded list of duties and responsibilities. She is our team leader, …

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The African Terrain

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A few days ago, those visiting Africa, drove from Lusaka to Kalomo. It was a 5-hour trip. Kalomo is where Sister Deb Nelson lives and ministers with two other Presentation Sisters. Sister Theresa is a nurse from Ireland and Sister Ireen is a teacher from Zambia. The African terrain is beautiful and lush with green grass, bushes and trees. What …

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Lusaka, Africa

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Hello from Lusaka, Africa! It is almost 1:00 p.m. here and very shortly, we will eat lunch. The warmth and welcome from the Presentation Sisters was so touching and inviting. It was very late when we went to bed, to demonstrate that point, I heard a rooster crowing as I drifted into a deep sleep. This will be short because …

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Greetings from Sister Pam Donelan

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Hello, I may have to pinch myself and ask, “Am I really going to Africa?” Yes, I am on Friday, January 11 I begin my/our journey. There are three reasons I am going to Africa, and those reasons can be summarized with one word, relationships. Relationships with Presentation people in Africa, our partnership with the Presentation Sisters in Zambia and …

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