Dec 082016

Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis are hosting Advent Vespers, “Gifts of the Season,” Dec. 11 and 18, at 6 p.m. at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N., Clinton.
Marguerite Bloch, a Sojourner with the Sisters of St. Francis, will provide the reflection Dec. 11. Bloch is planning to speak about her years as principal in Oak Park, Ill., at a time when the suburban village had decided to take a proactive approach to a sudden increase in a very diverse population.
Kathy McDermott, kitchen manager for the Sisters of St. Francis, will round out the Advent season when she talks about the gifts of elderly people on Dec. 18. McDermott worked at the Alverno for 30 years.

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