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[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1335718753' post='2424770']
Oh wow, so you're entering either this week or the next? You must be both excited and a little nervous. I know I would be.

But I must say I feel regretful for just having befriended you recently. I wish I had done it sooner. I don't suppose you'll have a computer there (Or did I already ask that?)?
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Not a personal one. AnneLine and I are figuring out how she will be the go-between so I can stay in touch a bit without putting my community's details out in public. Send messages to her and she'll get them to me. I want to see what you eventually choose to do- all in good time. :)

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Reason #193 why Mother is the best Abbess EVER: [i]Dear Marigold,[/i] [i]I feel as if there is a ghost in chapel these days -- I go in and it seems someone should be there only I don't see them

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[quote name='marigold' timestamp='1335719154' post='2424773']
Not a personal one. AnneLine and I are figuring out how she will be the go-between so I can stay in touch a bit without putting my community's details out in public. Send messages to her and she'll get them to me. I want to see what you eventually choose to do- all in good time. :)
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I will gladly do this. I'll probably end up being something completely unexpected. Being Pope Paul the seventh has a good ring to it to me.

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[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1335719809' post='2424779']
I will gladly do this. I'll probably end up being something completely unexpected. Being Pope Paul the seventh has a good ring to it to me.
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You'll probably get married now just for saying that :saint2:

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Good morning Marigold! Today is the big day!

Here's a video to get you started:

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDKahUIx1QM"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDKahUIx1QM[/url]

You are not alone in needing to explain yourself....
[url="http://livejesus.blogspot.com/2007/08/terrorist-in-family.html"]http://livejesus.blogspot.com/2007/08/terrorist-in-family.html[/url]

Marigold told us...

[indent=1][color=#ff0000]Interview's at 8 a.m. on Monday![/color]
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That is Greenwich (England) time, so here's a calculator ... you can all figure out when she will need our prayer support...

[url="http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/gmt-converter/"]http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/gmt-converter/[/url]

or you can put in your prayer time RIGHT NOW and ask the angels to deliver it for her at the right time!

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Marigold, the parish I attended to day has a shrine to St. Francisca Cabrini, first American Citizen Saint...

I lit a candle for you and your intentions.... and will be praying when your inteview takes place. Anyone want to join me?

[img]http://www.mothercabrini.com/legacy/images/cabrini1.jpg[/img][img]http://howlingforjustice.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/candle-gif-photobucket-21.gif?w=353[/img]

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[quote name='marigold' timestamp='1335780833' post='2425124']
Forgive me if this is a bit brief... I got back from the embassy half an hour ago and have been emailing everyone madly. They granted me a visa. It will be a couple of days before my passport is returned by courier... I'm waiting to hear back from Mother as to whether Sunday or Monday is better for them. But right now I'm going back to bed - I got next to no sleep last night and all the excitement's tired me out! Very happy. Glory to God.
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That's a[color=#000080]w[/color]esome! I'd give you props but I've run out. Anyway, that's fantastic news, I'm so happy for you! So will you be entering soon then?

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[quote name='EmilyAnn' timestamp='1335782865' post='2425126']
That's a[color=#000080]w[/color]esome! I'd give you props but I've run out. Anyway, that's fantastic news, I'm so happy for you! So will you be entering soon then?
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Thank yooou! :) Yes, as I say, Sunday or Monday!

[quote name='ACS67' timestamp='1335784979' post='2425133']
Congratulations Marigold.

You may have covered this elsewhere but are you Greek, Antiochian, or Russian Orthodox? I'm just curious.
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Thanks! Actually I don't think I have mentioned it, it's another one of my pet peeves - are you Irish Catholic, Italian Catholic or Polish Catholic? I was brought up under the See of Antioch, and the monastery is definitely American with Russian heritage.

[quote name='Mary's Margaret' timestamp='1335788647' post='2425153']
Prayers of thanksgiving! I'm so happy for you, Marigold. May you be blessed in abundance in your new home.
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Thank you! I hope so. Keep those prayers coming.

[quote name='Lisa' timestamp='1335789009' post='2425155']
Glory to God! I'm so happy for you, Marigold!!

Could you PM me your future address? I'd like to send a note every once in a while!
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Thanks Lisa, I'm happy too! Even more so now that I've had a nap! AnneLine and I decided she would be the go-between for me and PMers. I would love to get your messages, I mean that (though I bet you'll have as much fictional free time as me! :)), so if you find out her details, she can pass messages between us. I know it's a bit awkward but it was a blessing when she offered as it saves me trying to remember who I've given out details to and lets me have that all-important anonymous space to figure out monastic life.

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[quote name='Jennirom' timestamp='1335797861' post='2425179']
I'm so glad that you were successful this morning which that you will be entering your new home within the next week.
God Bless you Marigold.
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Thank you, I'm relieved more than anything! God bless you back!

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