A couple of weeks ago I went to the noviciate meeting that was held at Glasgow Carmel and had the most AMAZING few days 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!
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.
FAITH! So good to hear from you! Glad to hear all is well -- God is good. We miss you!
Favourite part 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.
Edited by emmaberry, 12 July 2012 - 01:32 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.
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.
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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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