Our annual custom of drawing a BEAN in a slice of fruitcake on Epiphany eve took a new shape this year: we used a farfalle ... a piece of butterfly (or bow-tie) shaped macaroni. (Maybe one of the wise men was from Italy!) Above, Sister Philomena selects the cake which contains the butterfly-bean.
A very surprised Sister Philomena holds up the pink butterfly just moments before being seated on the Queen's throne. (To see pictures of sister wearing her earmuff-shaped tiara, you'll have to wait for the Christmas video ...) Toasts to the Queen included an epic future-foretelling poem by Sister Mada-anne, a Cinquain by Mother and a very inspiring impromptu display of homage by Sister Rose. A forthcoming Christmas highlight video will feature snippets of the first hour of the new Queen's reign (which, of course, included ice cream!) Below, Sister Rose begins her performance while Sister Mary de Sales adjusts the decorations on the throne. Stay tuned for our Christmas video!