The Language Loft

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Augustinian Recollect Nuns/Jingle on Main

on November 29, 2017


A big thank you to all who came out and supported the Language Loft’s table at Jingle on Main that was dedicated this year to the Augustinian Recollect Nuns, a contemplative, cloistered order of Spanish-speaking sisters residing in Belvidere.


Thanks to all of you, we were able to help them by selling their beautifully knit items, baked goods, handmade rosaries, marmalade, jellies, accessories, among numerous other lovely items…..


We are so happy with and grateful for the proceeds….as are they! My daughter worked tirelessly throughout the day explaining who they were, what they do, and about each item that we sold for them…….writing down every sale!!  And checking it twice!


Modeling their beautifully knit headbands to boot! I am so proud of her!!!


She did it for supporting people in need! Saint Barbara!:)  And quite the sales person!  Blessings to all who came out to support them by purchasing from our table.  As you will see, there were many!


We continue to support the sisters by taking orders for Christmas….goods to be picked up on December 17th. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to place your order.


The following delicious goods are available (all of you who purchased edibles on Saturday can attest to the yummy factor!):  The cookies are scrumptious!!


Strawberry jelly, peach jelly, orange marmalade, orange sponge cake, pan dulce, fruit cake, and lovely arrangements (both large and small) of Christmas cookies.  All homemade by the nuns.


A very special thank you to Cheryl, Rosa, Sofia, Azul, Elisabetta, Joyce, Mary, and Robert!!! And Ruth, for making the trip to deliver the buns!!!


“God bless us everyone!”  A Christmas Carol just comes to mind!  ¡Qué Dios nos bendiga ….. a todos!

Speaking of caroling…….  It just wouldn’t be complete……


We ended the day with some festive international caroling. Thank you to all who mustered the courage…. I know many of you shy away from public singing…. but it is caroling for Heaven’s sake! Time to “Sing! Sing out loud!….”. And sing with all your heart!


What a beautiful performance of Stille Nacht! A little German added to the repertoire this year!


I wish I had a picture! I know they were snapping away, but I did not know who “they” were!:(  But here are a few of the performers, on break…..minus Solange and Justin…..and I heard that Rosa was singing with them in the background!

Danke! (Yes, I had to look that one up!)

À la prochaine fois!jingle2

That’s a wrap!

OH…I mean HO…HO…HO……I almost forgot……..


Before regaling Santa at ReMax with Frosty in Spanish and O Christmas tree in French….Barbara was able to tell Santa what she hoped for for Christmas…….  We’ll see!!!

Auguri di Buon Natale!


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