Monday, July 12, 2010

"is this what God really wants" ...

10 comments:

John said...

"There is justice"

Wonderful.

Christopher Lake said...

Okay, this fairly ROCKS. :-)

Kat, maybe you've found one of the human instruments, here, whom God may use to help you eventually make that decision (either way; not assuming anything)?

There was a time in college when I thought about being a priest. A priest who uses a wheelchair, who can't drive, trying to get around and fulfill his responsibilities... yeah, maybe it's good that I decided against it. Still though...

I remember one freshman who was kind of a cross between a hippy and a Goth-- when I told her I was considering becoming a priest, she smiled so purely, genuinely, and seemed to look at me with a kind of wonderment. Maybe she became a nun. :-)

Owen said...

there are so many good ones and so much to be happy about with the wonderful Church. we just don't see enough of it often enough. thanks for showing this.

Just another mad Catholic said...

You know what I relate exactly to what Sr. said albiet from a male perspective; anyone whose read the crescat since January will remember how I longed to be married but the truth is that I knew I was supposed to be a priest (although then I didn't realise that the Lord was calling me to the religious life as well) I was the one avoiding the O brother where art thou toolbar.

Dominic Mary - you were right the cloister becons for me

St. Phiomena and St. Mary Magdalene pray for me!!

Suburbanbanshee said...

Please write "Crescat's vocation is being a mother" 500 times.

If Crescat should turn into a Carolingian noblewoman who needs to get out of the way to prevent herself and her son being used as a political gamepiece, then she can think about becoming a sister. Or if she turns into an ancient Roman Christian woman, with no legal power over her own son and her relatives using her to make trouble, she can run off to the desert like St. Melania.

Otherwise, leave her alone until such time as the kid is grown up, out of the house, married, and basically beyond the need of daily mothering.

As for posting pictures of monks and nuns, it's not an automatic sign of being called; it's a sign of being a normal Catholic with no heebie-jeebies about monks and nuns. (Unless you also think Crescat is being called to become a young Swiss guardsman, or a short professorial German pope. Or Jesus healing the Liberty Bell.)

Sigh. This is why we can't have nice things.

Christopher Milton said...

Catholic Bad-assery.

The Crescat said...

Suburbanbanshee... best.comment.ever.

Owen said...

Dang, I've been demoted...however, I agree it is one of if not the best comment ever on this site.

Christopher Lake said...

Suburbanbanshee,

I agree with you. Kat is definitely *not* called to be a nun, as long she has a young son for whom she is called to care and provide. I grew up without a mother and would never encourage any parent to leave or neglect his/her children in *any* way. Not that a convent would (or should) likely allow a woman to join away, if doing so meant leaving her child...

Just another mad Catholic said...

"Please write "Crescat's vocation is being a mother" 500 times"

For now......................