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#1 faithcecelia

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:14 PM

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CRAZY DOPE POST, YO!

As I have now been here in Notting Hill Carmel for 6mths I am allowed to post an update for you all, so here it is! Though I must say, I don't have a lot to say :blush: I am extremely happy, very healthy and feel as sure as I can that this is where I am meant to be. Don't get me wrong, there have been odd things that have not gone perfectly, but that happens in every way of life doesn't it?

A couple of weeks ago I went to the noviciate meeting that was held at Glasgow Carmel and had the most AMAZING few days :bounce: It was good to spend time with novices from other Carmels and to experience an extremely different way of living Carmel, yet knowing immediately that the life is lived as truely and authentically there as it is here.

My baby niece or nephew's arrival is also now imminent - my sil finishes work tomorrow and she and my brother are visiting on Monday - yay!

#2 MissyP89

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

FAITH! So good to hear from you! Glad to hear all is well -- God is good. We miss you! :)

#3 i<3franciscans

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

FAITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is so good to hear from you. :) I'm so glad to hear that everything is going well!!! We miss you, you are in my daily prayers.

~fran

FAITH! So good to hear from you! Glad to hear all is well -- God is good. We miss you! :)

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#4 faithcecelia

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:23 PM

I miss all my Phatmass friends too, but I hear about many of you from the spies ones who write to me! :hehe2:

You are all in my daily prayers too and you would not believe how often I get the phorum into conversation!

#5 i<3franciscans

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:24 PM

So can we ask you questions??? Like what is your favorite part of being a sister? (if you have one. :P )

#6 faithcecelia

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

Oooh okay, a few questions - Im here for about another 20mins.

Favourite part :think: Well, there is the overall feeling of being in the 'right place', living the life I believe God has called me to. But on a practical day to day level its praying the Office with my sisters.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:31 PM

Thank you for the update! Glad you have found your place. There are pics of the novitiate heading to Glasgow, and you looked so happy and peaceful. So reassuring to know of your prayers for all of us PMers. Be assured of our prayers for you as well!

God bless!

Edited by emmaberry, 12 July 2012 - 01:32 PM.


#8 MissyP89

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:32 PM

Any difficult personalities you've had to deal with? How do you and the sisters resolve problems?

#9 i<3franciscans

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:32 PM

Are you now a novice or a postulant? And what kind of classes are you taking?

If you don't have time for too many questions I will stop asking. lol

#10 faithcecelia

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

Any difficult personalities you've had to deal with? How do you and the sisters resolve problems?


Oh yes indeed - especially my own!!! Thats the thing with contemplative life, it brings you face to face with yourself in a way you dont outside, and you have to be able to live with yourself before you can truely give yourself to God, and love yourself before you can fully and truely begin to love God.

Other people? Yes of course at times, but again, you have to learn to love them, choose to love them, and if its really hard you have to love the image of God that they are.

#11 faithcecelia

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

Are you now a novice or a postulant? And what kind of classes are you taking?

If you don't have time for too many questions I will stop asking. lol


Postulant, we have a years postulancy here.

We have 5 noviciate classes a week covering all sorts of subjects - scripture (my fave) catechism, liturgy, constitutions, Carmelite saints, etc.

#12 FutureCarmeliteClaire

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

Faith! I wrote back to your letter, but I need to write again. You are in my daily prayers. I am having mysterious medical issues that are now causing me emotional pain as well. I am at a very difficult point.You can read the story in Open Mix actually. Anyway, please pray for me, and I'm so glad things are going well for you. This thread just made my day.

#13 i<3franciscans

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

We have 5 noviciate classes a week covering all sorts of subjects - scripture (my fave) catechism, liturgy, constitutions, Carmelite saints, etc.


They sound way better than chemistry and pre-calculus. :P

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:41 PM

Hello Faith, prayers for you. So glad you are blessed with such peace and happiness.

#15 faithcecelia

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:43 PM

Faith! I wrote back to your letter, but I need to write again. You are in my daily prayers. I am having mysterious medical issues that are now causing me emotional pain as well. I am at a very difficult point.You can read the story in Open Mix actually. Anyway, please pray for me, and I'm so glad things are going well for you. This thread just made my day.


I need to reply too! So sorry to hear you are not too well, write again and I will try to reply soon. God bless xx

Hello Faith, prayers for you. So glad you are blessed with such peace and happiness.


Thank you. And thanks for the card you sent me too.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

I think you entered right around when I came here so we did not get to meet, but it is great to know that everything is going well for you. I will definitely pray for you and your Sisters daily.

#17 faithcecelia

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:57 PM

Sadly thats my time up, Office of Readings beckons. I will be praying for you all and hope to pop back in another 6mths time!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

Bye! :nun3:

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

Awh! Just missed Faith! Maybe next time. :cry:

#20 MissScripture

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

Awh! Just missed Faith! Maybe next time. :cry:

Me, too. :ohno:




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