Tag: Franciscan Sisters TOR

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…

Christians Never Say Goodbye!

I told you that my last post wasn’t goodbye!  I’m writing this quick update while on my home visit because I really need your help. These last five months have been amazing, challenging, and just all around a blast!  When St. Francis started attracting followers he reportedly said, “…and the Lord gave me brothers.”  Now…

I'll Be Seeing You

I hate saying goodbye, therefore this is not a goodbye post.  Anyway, C.S. Lewis is on my side. “Christians NEVER say goodbye!” This isn’t even a see you later post.  Why is that?  Because of this big, beautiful thing we are part of called the Body of Christ. I’m not leaving you at all! We’ll…

The Saga of the Stripping Continues

The hair is cut.  My cartilage piercing is removed.  I’m living out of one drawer. We are coming down the last days of stripping – before the real stripping of formation begins, of course. Stubborn insecurities are rearing their ugly heads in one last valiant stand.  I haven’t had short hair since like 5th grade,…

Accepting the Gift

My dad keeps bugging me about how long it’s been since I last posted, so before he hacks into my account and writes himself, I should probably update you on the past week. Instead of writing a long post I can summarize in two pictures: Let me explain.  I’ve been spending wonderful amounts of time…

My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord!

Well folks, you’ve probably figured out by now that when my posts start getting few and far between the Holy Spirit is up to something! Hope is a funny thing.  It is lost so easily (St Anthony pray for us!), and yet when God shows us a glimpse of His incredibly wonderful plan it comes…

Be Not Afraid

“You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion. ~ The Silver Chair I could blame it on Nemo, I could blame it on my lack of free time, but in truth I have not written in almost 3 weeks because I have been mulling over some…

The Mystery of Vocation

“O my soul, how can you refrain from plunging yourself ever deeper and deeper into the love of Christ, who did not forget you in life or in death, but who willed to give Himself wholly to you, and to unite you to Himself forever?” –Blessed Angela of Foligno (Third Order Franciscan) About two weeks…

Giving Everything to Gain Everything

I almost forgot to share my news! I got a call from the TOR Sisters vocation director last Monday.  The formation board approved me to move onto the next stage!  Next I’ll be completing some personality and psychological tests tomorrow.  After that I have to travel out to Ohio again in 2 weeks to have…

Experiencing the Peace of Doing God's Will

So I’m used to freaking out about my life every other day and worrying about what God wants me to do.  Lately a feeling of supreme peace has permeated my life and it was strange at first.  I was so used to stubbornly fighting God that when I finally surrendered to His will a foreign…

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