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Right Decisions

“To make a right decision in your vocation, you must meditate upon it before our Lord and pray, pray much.”  Don Cafasso to Don Bosco – Memoirs Volume II, page 162

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in Living Salesian

 

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Accepted!

God is great all the time, all the time God is great!

Friday I found out that I am officially accepted to enter formation with the Salesian Sisters of Saint John Bosco!  Let me tell you, I am so excited about this!  I don’t even know really what to say next.  Anything could burst out from me or maybe just a smile will shine on my face!

Weekend before Thanksgiving at NCYC 2009 I met two aspirants in the bathroom.  Second half of Thanksgiving weekend I spent time with the Salesian Sisters in North Haledon.  That week after my heart and soul were racing and I was so excited about my visit and how I was feeling.  I talked for two hours of a two and a half hour conversation with my friend.  I e-mailed Sister Colleen about how I was freaking out and talking like a crazy person.  She ended up visiting that Thursday, with an application, in the little amount of time that I had to visit that day (as we were prepping for a retreat).  Crazy.  After a couple more visits and many many many conversations I got the application filled out and turned in the weekend of Palm Sunday, that Monday, when Sister Colleen came down to visit my family (who were visiting me) and me.  Then this Friday I found out I can enter near the end of August.  It is surely one of the most awesome things in my life!

How long have I know who the Salesian Sisters are before I get accepted? 6 Months!

How long will I have known about the Salesians before I show up to enter? 8 Months!

Does God do things how He wants to do them?  That is for sure!

I don’t know what God is going to continue to do with me, but I am very excited about this journey I am about to embark on.  Religious life is a beautiful thing and it has always intrigued me.  Now I get a chance to be a part of that life as I make my way through formation.  Please pray for me in this journey as I continue to share it with all of you!

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2010 in Inner Reflection

 

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Lord, I Want To Be With You

The day before I started this blog, this was the final final push by Sister Colleen to get me to start one!  I was cracking her up with my lack of starting one.  Needless to say, it was a good idea.  Anyways, here are some lyrics I wrote.  This song to be is entitled “Lord, I Want To Be With You.”

Today I saw you walking in the street
Today you glanced in my direction
Today my hand was put into yours
Today words of wisdom were spoken

I am falling on my knees
Begging you Lord, please
Guide me in all that I do
Lord, I want to be with you

How did I not see you there before
Trying to guide me on your path
How could I have been so blind
You finally have reached into me

I am falling on my knees
Begging you Lord, please
Guide me in all that I do
Lord, I want to be with you

Take my hand and lead me on
Never let me stray from your side
Remind that I’m worth your time
Send me out worshiping and praising

I am falling on my knees
Begging you Lord, please
Guide me in all that I do
Lord, I want to be with you

With you, oh-oh-oh Lord, with you
Give me the strength and courage
It is only you I long to follow
So leave me here in prayer

I am falling on my knees
Begging you Lord, please
Guide me in all that I do
Lord, I want to be with you

Lord, I want to be with you
So take me into your will

Today I do not leave anything for you to reflect on, take as you wish.  Look at it in my life’s perspective or your own.  Share your thoughts if you wish!

Fact: “SALESIAN” – The title was chosen by St. John Bosco because of the esteem he had for St. Frances de Sales, and his desire that his Sisters, Priests, and Brothers imitate the kind and gentle ways of this saint.

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2010 in Creative Corner, Living Salesian

 

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