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  1. 11 points
    The Bus Station

    Entering Monastery (!)

    Hi Pham, God-willing, I will begin postulancy with the Benedictines in a few weeks. Was supposed to start in September but God opened some doors to allow me to enter much sooner, all thanks and praise to Him! Thank you to everyone who has ever said a prayer on my behalf! I try (and usually succeed!) to remember every day to pray for those who pray for me, even those whose names/faces I don't know -- so you are (usually) in my prayers as well, ha! Please say a prayer or two or three hundred thousand for me. And let's all pray for more priestly and religious vocations, for those discerning and avoiding discerning (been there) and yet to hear the call. Thank you again and may God bless you!
  2. 7 points

    Father's Surgery

    Hey pham, just popping back in to ask that you all pray for my Dad, he's having surgery on a brain tumor tomorrow. This isn't our first rodeo with this, so we're a little more prepared, but it's still scary. Thank you for your prayers.
  3. 6 points
    Indwelling Trinity

    Third orders and religious life

    Sorry for the typo. I meant to write "perfect" love of God. As for vocation and t the differences... For me they have mostly Melted away. I had many vocations all of them valid. Newspaper delivery, student, hamburger flipper at Burger King, cook, college freshman, Missionary of Charity,Physician Associate, floor washer, Carmelite nun, Carmelite Hermit, Carmelite semi recluse with Multiple Sclerosis, mostly bedridden. Who knows what God has in mind next! He may cure me or lay me down trusting in his merciful love that he will be there to greet me despite my many failings. It is not an easy thought the more God shows me the more I need his mercy. Yes at times I am assailed by fears. Living for God is my vocation. I spent so many years seeking God thinking I was truly seeking God alone. When I in reality I was seeking myself. My brothers and sisters Never dwell on the good you have done. Give it immediately to God. If you have nurtured a soul for him by his grace give that flower to him that he may first rejoice in the sweet perfume of a soul come back to him. I am going of topic now and I apologize. All I wished to say is that from the moment we are born we begin living our vocations let us not lose sight of that yes we each have special gifts but just because we have them does n not mean things will happen the way we want. And secondly beware of Satan. I say this with all seriousness, he is the father of lies and even in the holiest of topics he will try to find a way to bring discord. Please pray that I to may not be overcome. Jesus Mercy. IT
  4. 6 points

    My health

    I've been having some worrisome health issues the past couple days, and I would really appreciate your prayers for healing and peace. Thank you.
  5. 6 points

    Healing prayer for my husband's lung cancer

    I pray to you O my Lord and ask for assistance. I pray that my husband's (Joseph Eduarte) another biopsy results are negative and I pray that he do not have cancer. I pray for your miraculous blessings and I pray for strength to help us get through the stress of waiting for the results. Thank you so much for everything! Thank you for always helping me, Lord, I thank you for the strength you give me everyday, I thank you for my beautiful family, my wonderful amazing husband. I thank you for the food we eat everyday, the house we live in, our good health, my solid marriage and the love I share with my family and friends. I know all this is possible because of you . Thank you!
  6. 5 points
    Indwelling Trinity


    I am wary about the tone of debasing I think I may hear in this topic. As a Missionary of Charity,St. Teresa of Calcutta were introduced as postulants to using the discipline daily except on Sundays. They were placed on the altar and blessed with Holy water. Mother then gave us an explanation of its use, the reasons for doing so but also she clearly stated that if it became a source of temptation to anyone to stop using using it and then ask your superior for some other form of penance. The same goes for the arm and waist chains. But every thing was done in moderation as to how many strikes according to what stage in religious life a sister may be in. The waist and arm chain were limited to one hour daily except Sunday's. I know if one instance that we made one for Our then Holy Father, St. John Paul II. If it was good for the Saints not in the middle ages but of the recent past who were no lightweights then I think we should respect its use. It is not an end in itself but only one small piece of a decidedly penitentiary life style. For some of you this may be a stumbling block. Personally I did not findtaking t the discipline particularly helpful for myself but I still did it most of the time given the realization that religious life is not all about me and perhaps it is aiding the souls in purgatory, or perhaps here on earth. The arm chain I did find very helpful it reminded me to pray especially for those with mental illnesses, and those addicted to the great sinfulness of those who corrupt others as well as themselves especially through sins of the flesh. But again everything in moderation and done within the constraints of obedience out of love for others. Normally we do not speak o of these things as they involve the soul alone with God. Only my first Carmel Practiced these, as for the others communal penance now is praying the miserere with arms outstretched. My penance now is to live with my multiple sclerosis, gastric paralysis among other things. I would much prefer a discipline than this. It is a slow crucifixion 24/7 so painful on every level of my being that I am often tempted to suicide. I now understand what Therese felt as she was dying. There are so many things I wish to share with you that pop up from my prayer and solitude. Do everything you can to prepare yourselves practice bringing souls home to Jesus and the blessed Trinity, look t to our mother Mary and Saint Joseph. Get tough pray, pray, pray, so that you may be one and ask God for the gift of contemplation and understanding so that you may become one with God and if the spirit moves you bring what you have learned to others. Be generous with God and hold nothing back. The road to God is narrow... Perdition is wide and easy. Choose wisely, fear nothing Give lovingly and rejoice at being called by your spouse to share his life. Even without knowing many of you I can still embrace you all in love. And feel so excited for you as you put on your sandals, gird your waists and carry the banner of Mercy preaching God's Love Mercy to all whether in word or in deed. Big hug It