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Before basketball games/practices on Wednesday  I would ask my mom to drop me off early and I would go to Adoration for a "few" minutes, or at least what I thought was a few! I actually accidently missed practice one because I said in Adoration for 2 and a half hours!

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Before basketball games/practices on Wednesday  I would ask my mom to drop me off early and I would go to Adoration for a "few" minutes, or at least what I thought was a few! I actually accidently missed practice one because I said in Adoration for 2 and a half hours!

 

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In our Adoration chapel, the late night/early morning shifts usually only have one person (for security, the door can only be opened from the inside at night). Once I was asked to substitute for the hour after mine, so that I had two hours that morning; but then the person who came after her never showed up, so I got three hours instead...I think I talked most of the time. It was fascinating to sit and watch the sun start to come up through the stained glass.

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I'm so happy, my fellow housemates/staff/friends have started to chant evening prayer (We pray morning prayer and evening pray and the Divine Mercy Chaplet). Its still very rough but coming along. 

 

Also Sister got back to me today about a potential time for me coming to visit! So happy!

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I contacted a local community and the vocations director said she would be happy to come to my town and talk to me so my parent's don't have to drive me! AND THEY ARE BENEDICTINES!!!! :)


Seriously?! That's awesome!!!! You must be so excited!!!!
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(sort of) Random thought. 

I'm doing a year long service position job thingy. A part of that is that I live in community (think Catholic Worker tradition) and oh my it has been an adjustment. I have learned already that living in community forces you to really get to know yourself. It holds a mirror up to yourself, which honestly isn't all that pretty at times. I'm really glad that I am going through this now where I have to stay because I think at times I would be very tempted to leave for all the wrong reasons if I didn't.

The other big lesson I have learned is being able to say, "I'm sorry" and really truly mean it. 

 

I would definitely recommend doing something like this for those discerning. There are multiple groups out there that offer it. As an added bonus at certain places you can get an AmeriCorps education grant which can be used to pay off student loans. Definite perk for many of us! 

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I'm doing a year long service position job thingy. A part of that is that I live in community (think Catholic Worker tradition) and oh my it has been an adjustment. I have learned already that living in community forces you to really get to know yourself. It holds a mirror up to yourself, which honestly isn't all that pretty at times. I'm really glad that I am going through this now where I have to stay because I think at times I would be very tempted to leave for all the wrong reasons if I didn't.
The other big lesson I have learned is being able to say, "I'm sorry" and really truly mean it.

I would definitely recommend doing something like this for those discerning. There are multiple groups out there that offer it. As an added bonus at certain places you can get an AmeriCorps education grant which can be used to pay off student loans. Definite perk for many of us!

That sounds interesting... :)

(Yet another random thought/question from me... I have way too many of these...)
I've heard many times that we are specifically created for our vocations. I was thinking... Can one's personality traits and their view on things possibly indicate their vocation, religious or otherwise? I don't really know how to phrase that question, I'm hoping it makes sense...
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(sort of) Random thought. 

I'm doing a year long service position job thingy. A part of that is that I live in community (think Catholic Worker tradition) and oh my it has been an adjustment. I have learned already that living in community forces you to really get to know yourself. It holds a mirror up to yourself, which honestly isn't all that pretty at times. I'm really glad that I am going through this now where I have to stay because I think at times I would be very tempted to leave for all the wrong reasons if I didn't.

The other big lesson I have learned is being able to say, "I'm sorry" and really truly mean it. 

 

I would definitely recommend doing something like this for those discerning. There are multiple groups out there that offer it. As an added bonus at certain places you can get an AmeriCorps education grant which can be used to pay off student loans. Definite perk for many of us! 

 

I was very close to doing something similar with LAMP in NYC.  I got through the application process and was on the way to getting approved for service and then I got accepted to the state university.  I prayed that if God wanted one thing or the other, He would make one of them happen faster.  I took my admission to the university as a sign to complete my degree.  I still think about doing a service year, though, and might consider a medical mission when I graduate and become a Physician Assistant, God-willing.  ;)

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I contacted a local community and the vocations director said she would be happy to come to my town and talk to me so my parent's don't have to drive me! AND THEY ARE BENEDICTINES!!!! :)

 

Oh wow!! They're coming to YOU? (I've never had a nun in the house before...how clean does it have to BE? I would be frantic about now. :rotfl2:)
 

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That sounds interesting... :)

(Yet another random thought/question from me... I have way too many of these...)
I've heard many times that we are specifically created for our vocations. I was thinking... Can one's personality traits and their view on things possibly indicate their vocation, religious or otherwise? I don't really know how to phrase that question, I'm hoping it makes sense...

 

I asked a Discalced Carmelite how I could tell if I had a possible vocation or if it was just my personality. She said that grace builds on nature; it is possible that God gave me my personality BECAUSE he had given me the vocation that my personality seemed to gravitate toward.

 

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I was basically jumping out of my seat when I read her email! And we are going to go to a local café most likely, mainly so I don't have to clean! :P

  

That's amesome!!! I'm happy for you!!! (And why would one pass up the opportunity to clean? I promise you, when you find yourself in a place when you have nothing to clean, you'll miss it :p my house is so immaculately clean (my dad), so I have nothing to clean.)

I asked a Discalced Carmelite how I could tell if I had a possible vocation or if it was just my personality. She said that grace builds on nature; it is possible that God gave me my personality BECAUSE he had given me the vocation that my personality seemed to gravitate toward.

Thanks for sharing that!!! It's interesting that you say a Discalced Carmelite said that, I've been specifically looking at that order for while... I was just thinking about it because all of my gifts, my personality, and some of my "quirks" could be put to good use in a monastery. Of course, that's not to say that's exactly my calling, but I just thought it was interesting. Thanks for sharing that :)
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