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Pressure About My Vocation Discernment JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - May 18, 2015 After writing about my vocation confusion and fear , I got a number of great, supportive messages (some on here, mostly on Twitter and Facebook). The word "brave" was used quite a bit but I don't think of myself as being particularly brave. I was just honest. Of course, when you open up yourself like that, you're also inviting some messages that aren't particularly helpful (though they're definitely well meaning.) If it didn't come across in the last post, I've been feeling ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/05/pressure-about-my-vocation-discernment.html
The Year of Consecrated Life (6): Secular Orders As Consecrated Life? CATHOLIC COMMENTARY - April 7, 2015 ... lay faithful is modelled on the specific charism of the religious family to which they are associated the lay faithful make a form of commitment to the life of the religious family that is mitigated to their circumstances as lay people; as with the commitment to the consecrated life, this is a public commitment that is received by the responsible superiors of the relevant institute In so far as the experience of life as a member of a "third order" involves a form of commitment, and in so far ...http://rccommentary2.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-year-of-consecrated-life-6-secular.html
Lenten Reflection: St. Therese and Little Ways JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - March 29, 2015 ... didn't even want to pray and I struggled to get through the Rosary and/or prayers because of that dryness. Despite this, St. Therese's words helped remind me that Jesus Christ endured worse things; that sometimes we're asked to go through times of difficulty and that we must simply trust Him. My biggest reward of this Lenten season was figuring out why I've always felt a kinship with St. Therese. This past week I found myself in awe of how eloquently someone expressed their beliefs. With only ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/03/lenten-reflection-st-therese-and-little.html
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations, Prayers, and Memories PRINTS OF GRACE - March 17, 2015 ... Religious Vocation special edition I made for her another day). He's All Mine! "The top o'the hill to ya!" Kevin said. "Isn't that what the Irish say in the morning?" "Um, you mean top o' the morning to ya?" I said. "Oh, yeah." Kevin prepared a nice home-cooked dinner one St. Patrick's day. He brought my plate out to the table then quickly took it back into the kitchen. "What are you doing?" I asked. "You'll see." He soon came back and set the meat in front of me proudly: ...http://printsofgrace.blogspot.com/2015/03/St-Patricks-Day-Celebrations-Prayers-and-Memories.html
Writings and Life of Edith Stein Shed Light on What "Communion With Christ" Really Means INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - March 10, 2015 ... Regina has also used a number of Edith Stein's writings which, until this work, have not yet been available in English translation. Each chapter explores an aspect of "communion", richly revealing how Edith Stein, "a Jew who became a philosopher . . . a convert to Catholicism who became a Carmelite nun and crowned her life with martyrdom." Stein's work "provides insights that can help us grow in the spirituality of communion, first by presenting to us the truth about the human ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/03/writings-and-life-of-edith-stein-shed-light-on-what-communion-with-christ-really-means.html
Learning to Pray, Part I NARU HODO - February 1, 2015 http://lift-up-your-hearts.blogspot.com/2015/02/learning-to-pray-part-i.html