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    Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

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  1. HisChild added a post in a topic: Have You Ever Met Or Spotted A Celebrity?   

    I used to go to church where Matt was a music minister with Tom Booth.  Does that count?
  2. HisChild added a post in a topic: Paralyzed With Fear Of Not Doing God's Will...   

    Sometimes when discerning a vocation, one fears not doing the will of God. But as Thomas Merton once prayed:  " My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
    Some people state that they KNOW they are doing God's will with this or that. Others can't say for sure. But I do believe that if you pray and seek spiritual direction you will discern His will. In addition, because you are seeking His will, He will make your actions work to His will, no matter what you choose.
  3. HisChild added a post in a topic: Beating A Cold   

    As a medical provider, I can share that:
    Flu is more sudden...it doesn't come on gradually. Achiness that takes a while to occur, especially when accompanied by a lot of coughing, can be viral, or bronchitis. Coughing is usually the last symptom to go, often taking a month or so to go away. Sneezing is often allergies or a cold, although I don't know where you live. If you have a fever that's usually a sign that it's bacterial, so if that occurs I'd seek advice from your primary provider.
  4. HisChild added a post in a topic: Female Religious Orders That Care For Priests   

    How about http://www.nunsforpriests.org/ ? 
  5. HisChild added a post in a topic: Questions To Ask Communities   

    Yes.  That.
  6. HisChild added a post in a topic: Questions To Ask Communities   

    Very good points by MaterMisericordiae and CherieMadame. I hadn't even thought about the visits...it depended on the sister's distance from her family in one community I entered, due to expense, but once able to visit their visits were sometimes longer. I think that practice has changed for them.
    I think there are many things that should remain a little ethereal and mysterious until entrance like what one wears to bed, blessings received at various times of the day by the prioress or the various prayers a sister prays as she dons each piece of her habit. But the items mentioned, particularly the OP by EmilyAnn and the questions by NotreDame are pretty appropriate. After all, you as the aspirant are investing a lot of money and time just to potentially enter. I'm not even talking about the lifetime commitment that's made if you're meant to pursue there. Some of those things listed above, the Horarium, communal and personal prayer times and practices, apostolates, etc. are pretty basic...those things should be made known long before the first visit. Knowing if you'll be seeing family in two years or ten, for instance, is pretty significant. Knowing if you're required to pay your medical insurance the entire time you're in novitiate or just as a postulant... these things matter.
    Not to be flip, but wouldn't it be great for the discerner to be able to pull up a spreadsheet that listed some of these things? It would be a great way for her to say "this community is not the one for me" or "this is something I feel called to, when I pray". When I first discerned, very few communities even had websites (that was in the early 90s). I wrote to so many. Talk about confusing!
    Great thread!
  7. HisChild added a post in a topic: False Ideas About Men   

    Well there is that whole pain thing.  But what is the saying? Pain is just weakness leaving the body?  Yeah! That!  :fight:
  8. HisChild added a post in a topic: Questions To Ask Communities   

    I agree. There are many that several communities wouldn't answer to maintain the mystery of it all.  I think, if some of these questions were answered prior to entrance, some wouldn't enter and/or those who did enter would be more prepared for what they were beginning and might persevere longer.
  9. HisChild added a post in a topic: Questions To Ask Communities   

    Edit to quote NotreDame:  "Have they ever been investigated by a Bishop or Papal visitor?  Has a founder/superior ever resigned?"
    Okay, this made me laugh out loud.  All I could think of was...if a community had been investigated, would they admit it? :unsure:
    But all were EXCELLENT questions. :bravo: I kind of wish I'd thought of some of them and/or asked them when I was discerning. IMO, just as the community/order gives the aspirant an application, they should receive one in return...or at least have most of these covered in a brochure or website.   

  10. HisChild added a post in a topic: Scenario: How Would You React?   

    Right. Your scenario was presented: I am the parent of a daughter and her beloved might possibly become more than just a boyfriend, although they are not yet engaged. He has no desires for a career with much financial potential. In fact, if given proper dispensation, he could become a priest...or a teacher, if not. Your directive: AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnddddddd react.

    My response isn't so much to seek more from him, but from her. Hence my post and inquiries as to her thoughts of Rite changing and potentially being involved in his ministry. If she's okay with where that might take her, I, as her parent, would rejoice with her.
  11. HisChild added a post in a topic: Have You Ever Met Or Spotted A Celebrity?   

    I used to be in the hotel industry when I was lot younger so I've met a lot of celebs.

    Greg Allman
    Howard Jones
    Alice Cooper
    Bil Keane the cartoonist from The Family Circus
    Hugh Grant
    Kathy Troccoli
    Tom Booth (used to go to church with him)
    Several Phx Suns
    Several DBacks

    Today I edit as a side job for a large publisher so I've met a lot of authors.

    No one really impressed me... Except maybe John Cardinal O'Connor, May he rest in peace. Now he was pretty awesome.
  12. HisChild added a post in a topic: Scenario: How Would You React?   

    Well hmmm. I've been to ordinary form Mass, low Latin, high Latin, Byzantine Rite and full Orthodox liturgy. For those I've met and/or know who have also experienced (more than once or twice) other Rites, their attitudes are NOT ambivalent. There's a reason they chose the Rite (or in the case of the Eastern Orthodox, the religion) they did. These two young people are of different Rites? Is she all right with changing Rites? I don't know if this was mentioned before but I'm pretty sure, because she'd be his wife, she would be required to officially change Rites. I was never asked to when I made a Byzantine parish my home 5 yrs ago. I was told could be known as Roman Rite while attending, but could if I felt called to do so. (I'm no longer there as I moved out of the area, so that issue became moot for me.) I know for Orthodox men who aspire to the priesthood, their wives are required to also be fully Orthodox. I have good friends who were raised Eastern Catholic, but now he (the husband) is Orthodox. He's a deacon...and cannot be ordained a priest unless his wife converts. She's still E. Catholic.

    One other thing you should ask of your daughter is if she's aware of her own potential time commitment to her parish. I do know not know well the priest's wife's role in Eastern Rite churches. But I do know four matushkas/presvyteras... Eastern O. wives. All but one are intimately involved in the parish, ie: choir director, Sunday school director, etc. a priest's vocation is a family affair, at times. Is she all right with that, should she be asked to assume an active role where he serves?

    Just thoughts...
  13. HisChild added a post in a topic: How Would You Feel If The Phorum Changed To This?   

    Well, I find it kind of amusing to pull out old threads to instill panic among the masses. Just to witness the fallout. Heh.
  14. HisChild added a post in a topic: My Dog Is Dying   

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My brother just went through a similar experience and their little family stills grieves, including their other dog. It will take time. And the time you take, however short or long, is what's needed for you.

    My puppy has been with me through thick and thin... She has often been there when my family wasn't. She's well now, thanks be to God, but considering her death brings forth more grief than would most people's. I feel your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers.
  15. HisChild added a post in a topic: False Ideas About Men   

    Princesses are so passé. So are engineers. Would empress nurse practitioner work?

    Please. Football? We don't need no stinkin' football!. I'd prefer a good roundhouse, myself.

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At the end of the day, only Christ remains.


This world is filled with souls, great and small alike. Mine is but a mustard seed.

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  1. HisChild

    Does anyone recommend an exemplary book on the credo of Papa Francis?

    1. HisChild

      And if so, which one?

  2. HisChild

    hi his child, my access online has been pretty limited lately. I'm sorry it did not get your e-mail. I hope you had a beautiful Easter please keep in touch and let me know how your hugs, your sister, indwelling Trinity

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      I am so rarely on here. Please let me know what you are doing and how your health fares. I miss you.

  3. HisChild

    Happy Easter my Sister! I have been praying for you.

  4. HisChild

    Hey good to hear from you ! Sorry I browse through a couple of times a week but I just about never log ing :) hope you are well !!

  5. HisChild

    Yes - happiness isn't happiness without a violin-playing goat.

  6. HisChild

    Me too!

    You are Horse and Hound's favorite actor. You and Blacky Beauty tied.

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    Thhat's one of my favorite movies.

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    *wee bit fond of her

  9. HisChild

    :lol: My Monday avatar is the "Salt Vampire" from Star Trek (Original Series). She just looked so... "Monday" to me. She is quite a bit twitch-worthy and well, I am seriously thinking about changing her out. She doesn't quite fit with the rest of my rotation. (But I have grown a week bit fond of her...)

  10. HisChild

    ":-) Thank you!! And AMEN about saying there can be no middle ground" in your profile. SO TRUE!

  11. HisChild

    doing well! Waiting on the Lord :-) And you?

  12. HisChild

    I'll do 2 years of clinical rotations through the hospitals in Indianapolis. I will apply for residencies during my fourth year. I'm hoping to get a board exam score high enough to leave me competitive in whichever field I decide I would love to work in.

  13. HisChild

    Praying for help for your debt!

  14. HisChild

    I just wanted to add my hello to you and my admiration! God bless you!

  15. HisChild

    Yes it's me. Lori is more serious about discerning her vocation as she prepares to begin her college. If you wanted to email her: totustuus08@yahoo.com, that would be great. My son, Br. John CPM is in his 3rd year of seminary training. It's thanks to you and something you said about 3 years ago which gave me the boost to look in to OCDS. Thank you and God bless.

    Mr. Ray

  16. HisChild

    Hi. Hope your day is going well. How do I do the friend's thing?

  17. HisChild

    Doing great here,m Deo Gratias! We went to Our lady of the Desert near Gobernador and we start our annual retreat this week :)

  18. HisChild

    I'm starting to visit Phatmass more... I have to admit it's because Facebook is getting boring. It's good to see you, too.

  19. HisChild

    Thank you so much for your prayers! :)

  20. HisChild

    Cool! The Lake is very beautiful, as I'm sure yours is, too. I bet there are tons of "Canyon Lakes" around here... LOL :)

  21. HisChild

    OOps. I wrote on my page. UGGGHH

    email the old fashioned way since I CAN NOT FIGURE THIS OUT! Took me half an hour to respond (sort of) to your writing. I only knew you wrote cause they emailed me. Thank they for me.

  22. HisChild

    Today I was blessed with a fellow consecrate! There are two others interested as well! Such a sudden shock... out of the blue... it's only been a short 6 years :) I told my Priest, he is the thread for we little rosary beads of apostolic hermits! Pretty thrilled! And wrote a rule and have found affiliation... top secret! At least until the rule is approved. you should wr...

  23. HisChild

    I love your avatar and your "About Me". You are a spiritual model. TY!

  24. HisChild

    Brother Bruno's Profession Ceremony Video

  25. HisChild

    Dear Dear His Child:

    You have captured thespirit of this community perfctly1 God Bless you my sister!