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PRAISED BE JESUS CHRIST! I cannot believe all that has transpired in the last few minutes. My friend, T., just wrote me and said that she wanted to pay for my plane ticket to visit the Sisters!

[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' timestamp='1316426479' post='2306786'] Thanks for posting the link on my behalf, faith. [/quote] They seem really nice. If I have time when I'm in the UK, I

Thank you all for your prayers. I was able to get up the courage to write a very LONG email back to the VD and I answered all the questions she sent me. I did reveal that I have to be on medication

Last night, I said a bittersweet goodbye to my friend who is leaving in about 7 hours to take the red eye to Gatwick Airport in London, England. She gave me a beautiful copy of the Imitation of Christ, which I have a copy of already, but my translation is kind of difficult to read. The one she gave me is really nice. It has a nice ribbon bookmark and it zips all the way around. I was so happy when she gave it to me that I almost cried. I was a little upset, too, because I forgot to bring my card with me to give to her! :( I'm planning on sending a little packet of the "Thinking of You" card, a "Thank You" card, and some pictures that we took last night together (one is of her, our pastor, and me). :)

Last night was the CRHP meeting and I got to see all my new friends again! It was about 2.5 hours long and we got to share our experiences and how the retreat changed us. I told everyone about my discernment with the RSMs and how God got the ball rolling right after I got home. Everyone was so sweet. The ladies kept giving me hugs and words of encouragement. They are truly an amesome bunch. I cannot wait to start the formation meetings next Tuesday! :)

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[quote name='nunsense' timestamp='1316576076' post='2307900']
MM - while you're in Michigan, stop and checkout the Benedictines of Corpus Christi monastery in Ann Arbor and ask them why they never answer any of their emails or phone messages??
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You're probably going to have to snail mail them, nunsense.

I don't understand why people don't answer email if they have one, but it happens, and often from the sound of it.

Enclose a self addressed stamp envelope to Australia (you're in AU not NZ, right?)--so that they can't use the --"don't know the postage"--excuse.

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[quote name='Yaatee' timestamp='1316623998' post='2308121']


You're probably going to have to snail mail them, nunsense.

I don't understand why people don't answer email if they have one, but it happens, and often from the sound of it.

Enclose a self addressed stamp envelope to Australia (you're in AU not NZ, right?)--so that they can't use the --"don't know the postage"--excuse.
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They don't answer posts on their website using the 'contact us' message form, emails sent to their email address or phone messages left on their voicemail (and I have tried phoning several times and never manage to get a human answering the phone). I haven't tried fax yet, but if they have one, that might be next.

I sent two faxes to English convents and got one email reply and one snail mail reply from those. I think there should be an Internet business set up to send snail mails for people - kinda like faxes - you send an email with the snail mail details and the company puts the email in an envelope and posts it for you. I hate the whole snail mail thing. I have a card right now sitting on my kitchen counter, waiting to go to a friend, and I keep forgetting to take it with me to put in the mailbox! Even to pay bills, I go online and let my bank send a cheque out for me!

As for sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the US - that might be a little hard since I have no way to access US stamps!! I can't put on Australian stamps for something they are going to mail in the US. But I could send a self-addressed envelope and look up the postage online and tell them how much it will cost them....

The convent in Perth used to have a room for mail - with a table and envelopes and paper and tape for packages, scales for weighing mail, and a small set of drawers full of stamps of different amounts, so that the sisters could weigh their mail, look up the postage in a little booklet, then put on the correct stamps, before putting the mail in a box to be taken to the PO.

I will try again to contact them, but since England is my next trip, I am focusing on convents there first. I could probably go via the US on the way back, so thought I should check out a few US ones too, but there is no hurry at this point in time. My SD and I are getting together next week to discuss the possibilities for next year.

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Mater, I'm so happy to hear about your upcoming visit!! Great!! :clap: Just getting caught up with this thread now :proud: God bless!

edit: I can't type :hehe:

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I was visiting the RSM website a minute ago and just noticed that the Sisters engage in teaching in seminaries! I had a thought that it would be incredibly amazing to help teach and form the future priests! Wow! What amazing work the Sisters do. I cannot wait to meet them. :)

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[quote name='nunsense' timestamp='1316627655' post='2308144'] As for sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the US - that might be a little hard since I have no way to access US stamps!! I can't put on Australian stamps for something they are going to mail in the US. But I could send a self-addressed envelope and look up the postage online and tell them how much it will cost them.... [/quote]

Do you know about this service: The Universal Postal Union and International Reply Coupons.
Here is a link that might get you started.

[url="http://www2.royalmail.com/reply-sender"]http://www2.royalmail.com/reply-sender[/url]

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Do you know about this service: The Universal Postal Union and International Reply Coupons.
Here is a link that might get you started.

[url="http://www2.royalmail.com/reply-sender"]http://www2.royalmail.com/reply-sender[/url]
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Royal Mail :lol: You must be in the UK! :)

If you can find the right link for Australia, then maybe I can do something about it. I looked at Australia Post but didn't find anything about international coupons but maybe you will have more luck! If England has it - then Australia probably does too but I haven't heard of them.

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[quote name='sistersintigo' timestamp='1316789767' post='2308915']

Do you know about this service: The Universal Postal Union and International Reply Coupons.
Here is a link that might get you started.

[url="http://www2.royalmail.com/reply-sender"]http://www2.royalmail.com/reply-sender[/url]
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Australia, try this link
[url="http://auspost.com.au/internationalpost/products/irc/index.html"]http://auspost.com.au/internationalpost/products/irc/index.html[/url]

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[quote name='sistersintigo' timestamp='1316881069' post='2309250']

Australia, try this link
[url="http://auspost.com.au/internationalpost/products/irc/index.html"]http://auspost.com.a.../irc/index.html[/url]
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Thank you! I will have to check with our local Postmistress and see if she can help me get some of these!

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