Category: religious life

Love is Alive…but are we?

I’m experiencing post-Africa let down all over again.  Having come home right before Easter, for the past few weeks we’ve been singing joyful “Alleliua” songs like this one: Love is Alive Doesn’t that make you want to dance and lift your hands in praise? Okay, maybe it’s just me… But seriously, when twenty women sing…

A Beautiful Waste

“What is he?” murmurs one gray shadow of my forefathers to another.  “A writer of storybooks! What kind of a business in life, – what mode of glorifying God, or being serviceable to mankind in his day and generation, – may that be? Why, the degenerate fellow might as well have been a fiddler!” -The…

Thank you St. Joseph!

My dear friends and family, I have some sad news to share with you.  This probably really will be my last post (unless the Holy Spirit has other plans!), because… I AM DEBT FREE!!!! AKA I can be a sister!!!!!! Last Friday, I found out that I have been awarded the St. Joseph grant by…

How to Become a Rosary Ninja – Part 2

I already thought my new rosary was the bee’s knees, but apparently there is more to the story!  In the words of a very wise friend, “it’s basically the atom bomb of spiritual weapons!” My grandmother found a letter from another nun in my great great aunt’s order – Benedictines based in New Jersey.  This…

Beside Myself (Not in a Padre Pio kind of way)

I am beginning to form a bad habit of being beside myself. I wish I could claim to have been gifted with a Padre Pio-esque ability to bilocate, but, alas, it is simply that the Holy Spirit keeps leaving me dumbfounded. In the last post I mentioned a veritable Catholic celebrity, Jackie Francois, not thinking…

Thanks for the Compliment!

You may not be surprised to learn that I have deactivated my Facebook, after that last poem I wrote.  During Mass yesterday it finally sunk in that this has to be a time for prayer and fasting.  I asked God what He wants me to fast from and I knew the first thing had to be…

I told you I wouldn't stop talking about this…

The bottom line of my last blog post was: don’t stress, God will take care of you if you place your life in His hands!  One point I didn’t mention is that our earthly Vocation is not the end all, be all of our lives.  A friend reminded me of this when he responded to…

It's Your Vocation, Not a Vacation!

Vocation, vocation, Vocation, vocation.  I will not stop talking about this. It’s just too important.  As long as people continue to ask the wrong questions and refuse to let God initiate, I will keep talking about this.  Considering the long standing habitual stubbornness of humans, I will probably be talking about this for my whole…

A Plea from the Soapbox

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Watch Your Language!

I was talking to a friend recently about her future and she revealed that she really doesn’t know what will make her happy and can’t quite put her finger on what her deepest passions are.  Another friend distressingly confided in me that he feels like he doesn’t know who he truly is.  As I take…

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