10.04.2007

learnings

I learned a new word today - in British English that is. Today was my day to help out at the offices of Pax Christi. I've got a little project that I'm working on there, but as there is a looming postal strike here in the UK and a substantial part of the project has to do with a mailing, I helped out with some general office tasks today instead. One of said tasks involved cutting bigger bits of paper into smaller bits ... on a guillotine! Or as we would call it in American English, a "paper cutter."

Perhaps it is because of our revolutionary roots, but I associate the guillotine with Marie Antoinette, not making paper smaller. In fact, I had never heard a paper cutter called a guillotine until today. Funny how different American and British English vocabulary can be.

Things continue to go well here as the time flies by. Saturday I will have been in the UK for 3 weeks! My ministry experiences have been wonderful. The Sisters I live with are equally so. I'm still working on balancing ministry with community life and prayer - which I suppose will be something I will be saying for the rest of my life! :)

Tomorrow I'm getting my hair cut. One of the Sisters I live with gave me a coupon for a free cut at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. We'll see how that goes. The good thing about hair is, it grows back!

Saturday we're headed to the Province Assembly. I will get to meet most of the Sisters from this Province then, which I'm really looking forward to.

Hope all is well with you all!
Peace,
Susan

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

how did the haircut turn out?
V

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

surprisingly well! it took 3 hours, but it was free. It's a relief to have short hair again.

Lee Strong said...

I used to be involved with Pax Christi. I'm thinking of rejoining - and seeing what is happening locally (in Western New York) .

What got you involved.

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

I first became involved when I helped form a Pax Christi chapter in Portland, Oregon.

I had been involved in the faith based peace movement in the time after 9/11 and leading up to the war. I was tired of being the only Catholic in the group, and wanted to ground my peace work in my own faith tradition.

Pax Christi is great!