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February 2018 issue of GEMS

February 1, 2018

Feast of St. Brigid of Ireland


Dear Colleagues and Friends,


Attached is the February 2018 issue of GEMS.

As many of us are in the midst of winter, this issue – and the following two – look ahead to spring time.

How can parish gardening be a formative experience – affecting our spirituality, our care for the Earth?


All the past issues of GEMS are archived at

As you plan for Lent, you might want to have another look at:

·       #37 – Stations of the Cross

·       #60 – Device Sunday


If you are planning Stations of the Cross, you might find this resource helpful:



Some adult faith formation resources you might want to use during the coming Lenten season:

·       The Best Is Yet To Be: A Retreat for Older Adults:

·       Radiate Christ: A Lenten Retreat Kit:

·       The Creed:




Janet Schaeffler, OP


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