I just realized that I had said the novena to St. Therese last year around this time. It has been one year since the novena and I found those roses on the beach a couple of days ago. I am not sure why it took me this long to realize. Wow, God does marvelous things Himself and through others, especially the Saints!
Monthly Archives: October 2011
For those who know the story behind this statement, you will understand why this struck me.
Two roses found their way from in the ocean to me on the shore.
Makes me think a little. I may know why they did that.
I am a postulant with the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians. Yikes. The ceremony was wonderful. We had some great people there. After lunch today, I did something that is a huge thing for me to be doing so that I could be truly ready to take this step.
Thank you Mary, thank you Father, thank you Brother, thank you Guide. You all have truly brought me safely here. Please continue to be with me as I travel this hard road that I must endure to become closer to all of you as you all reveal yourselves to me. Thank you for the people you put in my life this year. Thank you for everything you have done, especially what I do not see.
Tomorrow I become an official postulant, no longer to be called a “postulant-to-be.”
I have been extremely open with my formator, whom I have great esteem for and look up to immensely.
The current provincial explained to me how where my heart is can be worked into that of which my heart is not located at; not sure how I feel about that yet.
The assistant of the community, who lives with us, is a sweetheart and no one could not love her.
This house is full of amazing sisters that I love to be around, especially hearing their stories.
I am ready…I am going to be a postulant…pray for me…I need it…
It has now been four days since the mini-congress where I participated in a session called “Moving in God’s Grace.” I still am dancing and moving to the song that we did in the session. Even more than I used to do, I am seeing possibilities of movements for many songs that I hear!
There is a prayer that we read at the end of the session that I wanted to share with you before when I posted, but did not. Therefore, I will share it with you now. I really love this one and will be holding onto it for a long time. It seems to suit me very well and has given me much to think about. The one change I would make is to say “the Father,” instead of “God.”
In Veneration of the Holy Dance
How beautiful are the dancer’s feet that dance to the music of God.
How lovely the dancer’s hands that move to the direction of Christ.
How delightful the dancer’s body, when it moves to the choreography of the Spirit.
Each leap of faith, each flight of hope, each fall in love, Intensifies the splendor of the Holy Dance.
“Good better best never let it rest, until the good becomes better and the better becomes best. WHY? Because the human mind and the human heart are made for the best and will never truly be at rest until the good becomes better and the better becomes best. THEREFORE! Hitch your wagon to a star and aim high because if you aim low, you just might end up below the below.” Fr. Fabian
The above was a quote by a teacher in the philosophy department at my college. He is in his mid 80’s now. This is something that generations of people taught by him have heard him say. I am pretty sure that he went immediately after his schooling to start teaching there, if I remember correctly. You should enjoy this one. It really gives you something to think about.
Back in September of 2008, these questions were posed to me by a priest friend of mine. They have caused me to stop and reflect on them once again.
When it comes to faith….
What is your desire?
Where is Christ in your life?
Where is Christ in your prayer?
Is there only joy in the fun upbeat worship?
Is there an area of blockage that has occurred in the prayer life?
What is a prayer life right now?