A short time ago, I received an email from the Catholic Dating Site. Yes, I was perplexed, but figured I should look into it. You never know when someone who is discerning marriage might realize that the Lord has other plans!
Sr. Marianette waves to her fans!
The Catholic Dating Site has put together a list of the Top 100 Blogs by Religious Women. I thought I would share it. There is a beautiful mix of styles and reasons for blogging. I’ve pasted the link below so you can check it out for yourself:
Meet the new Sister in North Haledon – Sr. Marianette! She is a happenin’ nun who wants to do good, change the world and save souls. There will be more videos of her coming soon…but this is just a brief, “hello!”
This beautiful video was posted by our Sisters in the Chennai province in India, and shows some of the celebrations shared this week on Mother General’s arrival in India and in preparation for her feast of Gratitude!
Sometimes, we try to make God fit our time frame, to work at our speed, but God is never in what is rushed.
He is in the slow-growing flower; He is in the wheat that finally breaks through the soil.
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability–and that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you.
Your ideas mature gradually–let them grow, let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on, as though you could be today what time will make of you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be.
Give our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.
-Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. from The Making of the Mind
Lord, help us slow down and learn patience! Help us to learn to see things in Your time and to just wait…
I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE: My desk is a mess.
It’s sad… I know that “God is order,” and that, “cleanliness is next to Godliness.” But try as I might, my desk remains a mess. That’s just the way I operate best, maintaining a few piles of stuff to be done, and a bunch of different works in progress.
This, of course, drives most people – well, Sisters – insane!
A few years ago, I read a book about St. Maximillian Kolbe. It was a great book and his life was interesting. I loved his deep faith, which he exhibited by making very daring moves. I loved how his extreme sanctity was like a magnet for other devoted men. But I loved one thing most about him. I’ll just share a picture:
St. Maximillian Kolbe at his desk.
After seeing this, I was pretty sure we would have gotten along!
Have a great day and don’t worry too much about a messy desk!