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vee    4,728
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In the midst of another thread the resident Norwaygian :mellow: wondered why this type of thread didnt exist, so here it is. Its for just what the title says surprisingly :topsy: Post anything and everything, hijack all you want. Order favoritism is fine [size="1"]yay Carmelites[/size]. Admission is free, bring your own drinks and snacks. :cheers: :popcorn:

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I thought this was an amazing article. It has pictures too.
[i]Anita Paul, a Nashua native, would go on become one of the first women ever to fly for the United States military, a feat that has, until recently, gone largely unheralded.[/i]

[i]She would later become a Carmelite nun, carrying out the rest of her days in a life of prayer and service.[/i]


[url="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/753312-196/nashua-native-part-of-military-history.html#"]http://www.nashuatel...y-history.html#[/url] Edited by vee8

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Cherie    1,616
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Yay for habits! :lol:

Just wanted to add my two cents ;)

And I figure since hey, it's random and I love religious vocations and hope to foster them in my own children, here's a list of my personal absolute favorite religious communities (hey, I love 'em all, but these ones find a special place in my heart) :love:

[url="http://www.sisterservants.org"]Sister Servants of the Eternal Word[/url]
[url="http://www.sistersofmarymotherofthechurch.org/"]Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church[/url]
[url="http://www.stjean.com/EN/Jeu_accueil.php"]Contemplative Sisters of St. John[/url]
[url="http://www.benedictinesofmary.org/"]Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles[/url]
[url="http://www.sistersofmary.org/index.php"]Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist[/url]
[url="http://www.stjudemonastery.org/"]Dominican Nuns of Marbury, AL[/url]
[url="http://fssp.com/press/2009/05/extraordinary-carmelites-to-start-foundation-in-elysburg/"]Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Elysburg, PA[/url]
[url="http://marymediatrix.com/religious-life/sisters-of-the-immaculate"]Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate[/url]
[url="http://www.carmelitedcj.org/"]Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus[/url]
[url="http://www.carmelitesistersocd.com/"]Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart[/url]

And some men's communities:
[url="http://franciscanmissionaries.com/"]Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word[/url]
[url="http://www.carmelitemonks.org/"]Carmelite Monks of Wyoming[/url]
[url="http://www.fathersofmercy.com/"]Fathers of Mercy[/url]

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laetitia crucis    121
laetitia crucis
Last night I randomly came across [i]Story of a Soul[/i]. I think I might have to read it again.

It's been a while.

However, I really wish I had [i][url="http://www.amazon.com/Archbishop-Fulton-Sheens-St-Therese/dp/1930314094/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275352332&sr=8-1-catcorr"]Archbishop Fulton Sheen's St. Therese -- A Treasured Love Story[/url][/i] to read before or after the re-reading of [i]Story of a Soul[/i].

He has such a great love for her, one that is definitely much deeper and more profound than mine. :paperbag: Therese is someone I've always had a difficult time with. (I was so resistant to jumping on the "Therese bandwagon", yet she and her sneaky "Little Way" somehow manages to break through the most stubborn of hearts.) I mean, she's super-awesome and, though it's taken a few years, I am a fan of hers. ;) I just feel like there's a lot of things I'm "missing" or "not getting" about her, you know?

Almost every fellow discerner I've known embraces her awesomeness. Needless to say, I'd like to be able to sing her praises with just as much enthusiasm as they do.

Anyhoo. That's one of my random thoughts from the past 24 hours.

I'm enjoying reading about St. Dominic quite a bit... he's more methodical, concrete, and straight-forward. I like that in a saint.

In fact, he kind of reminds me of my dear Ignatius. :D

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aalpha1989    18
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[quote name='vee8' date='31 May 2010 - 10:27 AM' timestamp='1275316076' post='2121151']
Order favoritism is fine [size="1"]yay Carmelites[/size].
[/quote]

Order favoritism? Don't you know all flowers are exactly the same?

Ok so maybe Therese said something slightly different.

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krissylou    360
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Oooh, a random thread for my random comment. Excellent. I do random.

I have recently, as in within the last six months or so, learned that while there are no female Jesuits, Jesuits were instrumental in founding some women's communities that have very Ignatian spiritualities and sense of mission. They're just entirely separate (which means that their leadership is entirely women, unlike Carmelites or Dominicans where the women's communities are ultimately under the authority of friars).

Ahem. HOW is it that I am just finding out about this now???? This could have been very interesting information for me about a decade ago.

I am kind of sort of maybe perhaps considering looking into various orders' secular branches or associate programs or such. There is no such creature for Jesuits (sigh) but the Congregation of St. Joseph -- the biggest of the aforementioned women's communities -- does. And they have a big presence in my city and a motherhouse in the next neighborhood over from me. Hmmm. This may be worth a phone call to the director of the associate program. Hmmm.

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TeresaBenedicta    188
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[quote name='laetitia crucis' date='31 May 2010 - 09:43 PM' timestamp='1275353010' post='2121739']
Last night I randomly came across [i]Story of a Soul[/i]. I think I might have to read it again.

It's been a while.

However, I really wish I had [i][url="http://www.amazon.com/Archbishop-Fulton-Sheens-St-Therese/dp/1930314094/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275352332&sr=8-1-catcorr"]Archbishop Fulton Sheen's St. Therese -- A Treasured Love Story[/url][/i] to read before or after the re-reading of [i]Story of a Soul[/i].

He has such a great love for her, one that is definitely much deeper and more profound than mine. :paperbag: Therese is someone I've always had a difficult time with. (I was so resistant to jumping on the "Therese bandwagon", yet she and her sneaky "Little Way" somehow manages to break through the most stubborn of hearts.) I mean, she's super-awesome and, though it's taken a few years, I am a fan of hers. ;) I just feel like there's a lot of things I'm "missing" or "not getting" about her, you know?

Almost every fellow discerner I've known embraces her awesomeness. Needless to say, I'd like to be able to sing her praises with just as much enthusiasm as they do.

Anyhoo. That's one of my random thoughts from the past 24 hours.

I'm enjoying reading about St. Dominic quite a bit... he's more methodical, concrete, and straight-forward. I like that in a saint.

In fact, he kind of reminds me of my dear Ignatius. :D
[/quote]

You know, I've always felt like I've been "missing" something about St. Therese as well. I know a lot of people who have such strong devotions to her... And I've read [i]Story of a Soul[/i], [i]I Believe in Love[/i], and the Letter's between St. Therese and Maurice. She's great... I guess I've just not yet "got it," I suppose?

I do love Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, though.

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vee    4,728
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[quote name='laetitia crucis' date='31 May 2010 - 07:43 PM' timestamp='1275353010' post='2121739']
Last night I randomly came across [i]Story of a Soul[/i]. I think I might have to read it again.

[/quote]

Uh oh :mellow: anything involving Therese is never random IMO. I wonder what she wants to give you? Do any novena to her and find out :evil: :evil: :evil:

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OnlySunshine    4,501
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Want to hear something eerie? I went to a shrine gift shop today and found an icon of St. Elizabeth of the Visitation which I was about to buy (but didn't because her face looked unfriendly). I got home and remembered that today is the Feast of the Visitation. It's like Elizabeth was trying to remind me! :)

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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' date='31 May 2010 - 08:53 PM' timestamp='1275357203' post='2121796']
Want to hear something eerie? I went to a shrine gift shop today and found an icon of St. Elizabeth of the Visitation which I was about to buy (but didn't because her face looked unfriendly).
[/quote]

:lol: that's funny but I understand your reason for not buying any saint item where they dont look quite right. I'm the same way which is why I don't have any statues etc I just can't seem to find ones for sale that I like.

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OnlySunshine    4,501
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[quote name='vee8' date='31 May 2010 - 10:12 PM' timestamp='1275358373' post='2121805']
:lol: that's funny but I understand your reason for not buying any saint item where they dont look quite right. I'm the same way which is why I don't have any statues etc I just can't seem to find ones for sale that I like.
[/quote]

I just didn't like the way she was portrayed. Her face looked gloomy and I remember St. Teresa of Avila saying that she didn't like "gloomy faced saints." I see Elizabeth as a warm, friendly soul.

I wish it was easier to find statues or pictures of my favorite saints. I have the hardest time finding ones of St. Elizabeth and St. Dominic. :ohno:

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Tridenteen    6
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[img]http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/public/style_emoticons/default/mellow.gif[/img] JMJ
Why is it that there are no active Traddy communities?

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OnlySunshine    4,501
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[quote name='Tridenteen' date='31 May 2010 - 10:42 PM' timestamp='1275360155' post='2121829']
[img]http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/public/style_emoticons/default/mellow.gif[/img] JMJ
Why is it that there are no active Traddy communities?
[/quote]

There is one that I know of.

[url="http://sistersofstbenedictcenter.org/index.html"]Sisters of St. Benedict[/url]

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vee    4,728
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[quote name='aalpha1989' date='31 May 2010 - 08:21 PM' timestamp='1275355298' post='2121777']
Order favoritism? Don't you know all flowers are exactly the same?

Ok so maybe Therese said something slightly different.
[/quote]

Actually the Carmelites were the last Order I wanted to say yay for :paperbag: I tried really hard to dislike them... I failed :sadder:

Therese <_< Meh no one reads her stuff

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laetitia crucis    121
laetitia crucis
[quote name='TeresaBenedicta' date='31 May 2010 - 09:41 PM' timestamp='1275356515' post='2121790']
You know, I've always felt like I've been "missing" something about St. Therese as well. I know a lot of people who have such strong devotions to her... And I've read [i]Story of a Soul[/i], [i]I Believe in Love[/i], and the Letter's between St. Therese and Maurice. She's great... I guess I've just not yet "got it," I suppose?

I do love Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, though.
[/quote]

*nods*

I've read both [i]I Believe in Love[/i] and the Letters between St. Therese and Maurice as well.... same result as you.

And even [i]The Passion of St. Therese[/i] -- which is probably my favorite book about Therese (along with [i]My Sister Saint Therese[/i] by Celine). Both of those really helped in "getting to know" her, but man... I still feel like I just don't "get it".

I've also prayed countless novenas to her -- one in particular was somewhat "perpetual" as I prayed it for my Sister of Life friend to "discover" her vocation. :evil: :lol: She's always been a Therese-enthusiast. Needless to say, I think that one worked. Teehee.

Zunshynn has me quite interested in Elizabeth of the Trinity. She's on "my list" to check out.

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OnlySunshine    4,501
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[quote name='vee8' date='31 May 2010 - 11:19 PM' timestamp='1275362366' post='2121855']
Actually the Carmelites were the last Order I wanted to say yay for :paperbag: I tried really hard to dislike them... I failed :sadder:

Therese <_< Meh no one reads her stuff
[/quote]

On the contrary. I am not a Carmelite at heart, but I fell in love with her through the "Therese" movie. After seeing it, I bought "Story of a Soul" and "I Believe in Love." She made me like the Carmelites, even though I know I do not have a Carmelite vocation. :saint: Edited by MaterMisericordiae

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vee    4,728
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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' date='31 May 2010 - 09:36 PM' timestamp='1275359791' post='2121825']
I just didn't like the way she was portrayed. Her face looked gloomy and I remember St. Teresa of Avila saying that she didn't like "gloomy faced saints." I see Elizabeth as a warm, friendly soul.

[/quote]

I always remember that quote too and find it especially ironic, and amusing, when I see St Teresa depicted with such a gloomy expression.

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