Sister Jane Falke reflects, then seeks actions to take during Lent

To help us journey through Lent in 2024, we asked the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph about a favorite book they read during these 40 days, or perhaps a favorite meatless meal recipe. We call this feature “How We Observe Lent.” Each week of Lent features a different Sister’s spiritual practice. Our contribution today is from Sister Jane Falke, who ministers in Kansas.

“Many years during Lent, I like to get a Lenten reflection booklet. I have a four-step process I go through each day.

“First, I read the reflection.

“Then, I think about it for a while.

“Next, I write something from my reflection.

“Finally, I decide on a small action I can take, and I write that down too.

“This year I am using Lent 24: The Season for Healing Hearts from Twenty-Third Publications.

“As a bonus I am adding a salmon patties recipe that goes back to my childhood days. My mother taught me how to make it.”

Salmon Patties


  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can canned salmon
  • ½ cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Drain and reserve liquid from canned salmon, place salmon in a medium bowl. Add bread crumbs, onion, and egg; mix well to combine.
  2. Shape mixture into patties, adding reserved liquid from salmon if the mixture is too dry.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add patties and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve.




  1. Leanna (Selander) Tallmon

    Sister Jane,
    This is the same recipe I use-passed down by my mother in Greeley,Kansas years ago.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe with the world! Great Memories

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