Tag: Religion and Spirituality

Making an Isaac Sort of Sacrifice

Next week I’ll be in Cape Cod with my family and practicing detachment from technology.  Before I leave, I wanted to update you and let you know where I’m at on this journey towards the convent. I don’t think I ever explained how it is that I can enter the TOR Sisters on August 11th.…

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…

Are You Ready? As I'll ever be…

Are you ready? I’ve been getting this question a lot in regards to entering the convent.  We ask it often of couples about to get married or have children.  We ask it when people are moving.  Basically we ask it when big changes are happening.  I’m starting to realize this question makes little sense.  Am…

I Mustache You a Question

I am blessed to live with a philosopher-princess.  She is a wealth of information(5 year olds know everything), the most honest person I know, and asks the questions of a true philosopher. One minute we are doing all sorts of silly things like making salami mustaches and she bursts out from the depths of her…

Praying with Merton

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. Yet, my heart is joyous. ie possessing the qualities of, full of – joy   I do not see the road ahead of me.   I cannot know for certain where it will end. But that it will pass by the place of the skull.Though it…

A Litany of Unity

“I pray…that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they may also be in us” ~ John 17:20-21 Lord, let us not tear asunder what you have made one. Holiness and Suffering Joy and Sorrow Love and Sacrifice Desire and Fruitfulness Your Death and Resurrection Your…

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…

Finding God in All Things

I was admittedly surprised by BadCatholic’s most recent post: 5 Reasons to Kill Christian Music.  As a lover of “Christian” music, at first I was offended, but he actually makes some valid points.  I would be overjoyed if all music really and truly glorified God as it should. So I have this sometimes annoying tendency…

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