Thursday, November 04, 2004

I'm going to miss the All Saints Gospel Choir [rats!]

I'm not going to make it to any part of the Call to Action conference this weekend. I'm getting sicker rather than healthier. A new, very troubling symptom has joined the litany, my leg is still a lovely (if it wasn't my skin) shade of bright pink, my foot is too swollen to go into my largest, three-sizes-too-big, slippers ..... and if said new symptom is not made to go away by tomorrow morning, I'll have to have a serious talk with the triage nurse, or whatever-it-is they call her these days. And one of those Columbia-St. Mary vacations......

Terrence of the Provincial Emails (he's on Gerard's List; I don't have the link right now) posted about my little adventure among the self-defined reformers and professionally outraged, and suggested a dance card of a lot of the most bitter and the farthest off the beam. He missed Mother Mary Ramerman, though, who pastors one of those little schism-churches that live in the delusion that its pastor is Jesus Christ Himself.

Actually, I'd already filled out my dance card. Here's what I was going to be up to:

If arrival was on time [have to account for paratransit trouble], prayer session 4.04, Remembering Those Who Have Gone On Before Us. Otherwise, visit exhibits and talk to other stray people.

Presentation 5.05, Justice for All: The National Review Board & Clergy Sexual Abuse.. by Pamela Hayes of the Review Board.

Plenary Session: Margaret Farley, Contemporary Christian Sexual Ethics. If it ends up hopeless, slip out, see exhibits, talk to other strays.

Lunch

Presentation 8.01, Harambee, come together! Praying the seven principles of Kwanzaa, by Celeste Anderson Byrne

Presentation 9.04, Sharing the Vision, by Mary Ann Garfold. about faith formation in parishes.

Presentation 10.03, In Trouble for Peace & Justice: Discipleship to the nonviolent Jesus, by Fr. John Dear, SJ

Supper, exhibits, chatter.......

Presentation 11.01, All Saints Gospel Choir. cleasing palate of any residual bitterness.

I think I would have had a lot to write about...... but I'm likely to be in a hospital bed instead. [frown]
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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

praying!

Peony Moss
http://moss-place.stblogs.org

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for you as well.

Lynn Gazis-Sax

Anonymous said...

To Friends who are wondering, Karen did get admited to St. Mary's hospital for cellulites and pneumonia. We would appreciate any and all prayers now, as she also has an infection on her leg that is being operated on today (Tuesday). From her youngest sis -- Thank you, Chris

Penitens said...

Take care of her, O Lord!!

Anonymous said...

Wednesday, Novenber 10, 2004

Karen is resting at St. Mary Hospital, Milwaukee. All about as well as expected, expected back home in several days. That should be quite a post!

Thanks for your prayers.

Tom Knapp
2 of 8 of the Knapp Kids
AKA "Eldest Younger"

Gerard said...

Karen, how I hope you're home soon and well again (all things considerede). I am thinking of and praying for you. Please remember me.

Elena said...

Karen, I hope you are home and feeling better soon!

Walter Babetski said...

Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery, Karen.

Mark Windsor said...

Here's wishing you a very speedy recovery. I join my prayers to all the others.

Anonymous said...

Hello family,
Just spoke with Karen and she has been moved from hospital to specialty hospital. It's called Select Specialty Hospital 8901 West Lincoln Avenu, West Allis, WI 53227.... Her room # is 633 Her
direct line to her room is 414 978 3633 --- she would love to her from you all!!!! She will be there for a couple of weeks while healing. Until a visiting nurse can come to house after that.

Written from Christine to Susan

Anonymous said...

To Karen's Family,

Twine to make knotted rosaries was sent to Karen at St. Mary's hospital and should have arrived last thur. Do you know if she got the package? If not, I suspect it's still there. Maybe someone could inquire? We know KarenMarie from the Rosary Army Forums. Many prayers have gone out on her behalf. God Bless! From FNT & Rosary Army

John B. said...

Saying a prayer for your health and speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Karen is doing fine. She will be in the home for a couple of weeks. She did get her twine. And thank you's go out!! :) She is in good spirits and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I am on the phone with her and am signing off now.

Susan #6 out of 8

Anonymous said...

Karen is doing fine. She will be in the home for a couple of weeks. She did get her twine. And thank you's go out!! :) She is in good spirits and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I am on the phone with her and am signing off now.

Susan #6 out of 8

Dave said...

Visited Karen this evening....had a good chat.

Anonymous said...

Karen, hope you are back soon. You are missed! Margaret Mary