2020 Beach Tags

One of our favorite annual gifts from my mother- Christmas beach tags.  Will attach them to my beach bag soon!

This year’s design is sentimental for our family:  Villa Maria by the Sea in Stone Harbor.

My mother’s sister was an IHM. “Aunt Kathryn” spent numerous summers in the retreat house.  As children, we had the opportunity to hang out with the wonderful Sisters in Villa Maria and at the beach. Certainly a unique perspective of religious life!

2020 will be a year of big changes for the Sisters and their retreat house.  I am sad to lose the stately landmark in our community (as well as the memories associated with the property), yet I understand their need to make practical decisions for the order.







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  1. Eileen
    Posted January 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Beautifully written. “Aunt Kathryn” would be proud.

  2. Posted February 20, 2020 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Beach tags for Christmas and Holiday gifts is a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!

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