Hello and God be with you all!
I know it has been a long time since I posted. . . weeks kept getting away from me without any time to sit down and paint a new page.
However, I have been busy with some pretty wonderful stuff! I visited the Discalced Carmelite Monastery of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Elysburg, PA - and I loved them! It was all so beautiful. The nuns are steeped in such deep love, humility, and wisdom - I felt surrounded by little St. Therese's. I don't know how I got there. . . I certainly don't deserve it! They are so far and above, so joyful, prayerful, loving and humble. I feel like a thief that stumbled upon a precious jewel, and it wasn't intended for me - but I'm not going to let it go! I even felt at the time that if I did NOT attempt to follow Christ down this wondrous, challenging, so far beyond me path to sanctity, I could hardly call myself a Christian any more. So I applied. . . hoping. And in God's great mercy, I was accepted! I just found out on May 12th. I will be a rusty tin can among Crown Jewels!
The nuns would like me to enter on September 4th, 2016. I have student debt to pay off first - I went to college for Marine Biology, but spent the last 4 years as the live-in caregiver for my great grandma, so paying off the loans has been slow going. I still have $14,000 that I will need help raising before I can enter. . . I have a fundly page and a shop on Etsy to help, and am working on some brochures and letters to send out. But I had a little time this week to make a quick On The Grapevine for you - so enjoy!
With Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati!
I'm back! And I have a new post, featuring St. Expeditus!
Hello everyone. . .
I'm sure you are wondering why I have been so lax about posting lately. I do hope and try to keep this going and post regularly, but it has been so difficult lately. . . I was in an accident with a drunk driver and I'm still getting that all sorted out.
And I have been busy. Each week, during the half of each day that I am not with my great grandmother, I co-lead youth ministry, teach religious education, and tutor. I work at an early out library program, crochet with a little old lady, dogsit, and waitress. I also cantar every Saturday. Each of these are only once or twice a week commitments, and they are small, but they add up.
Now that I also have the accident and stocking up on inventory for my Etsy shop before Christmas, I haven't been able to get around to the webcomic lately. I know that when you follow a webcomic, it is especially bothersome when the author fails to post on time. . . And I don't think I will be on time very often any time soon. I'm sorry. But I will try to keep this webcomic updated.
Posted! From St. Catherine of Siena. This one is for all of you who come from big families!
The next page is posted! And I'm back!
I loved spending a week with the Benedictines and I had a very good time at the Diocesan Assembly in Duluth. I won't be joining the Benedictines - they felt, as I feel, that I should continue to look into the Discalced Carmelites. I am SO grateful for the affirmation and am looking forward to continuing to discern Carmel. The retreat was so good for me. And of course I kept all of you in my prayers. Please continue to pray for me as well.
Mo and Meg
A pair of Catholic sisters