Friday, May 16, 2008

Come, Holy Spirit

This week has been blessed with many gifts of the Holy Spirit. Last Saturday we had a Mother Thecla Book Club meeting -- six girls came! We discussed a book about the Blessed Mother, had a time of Eucharistic Adoration, and concluded with a May Crowning at the grotto in our backyard. God has truly blessed our efforts to reach out to these girls and we are looking forward to continuing the book club in August.

Sunday we celebrated the great feast of Pentecost! Alina made "tongues of fire" that we hung in the dining room to remind us of the Holy Spirit's presence. We went to church we hadn't been to before (Immacolata Parish in Clayton, Missouri). On Tuesday we went to another new church, Little Flower Parish, for the first Mass of a newly ordained Dominican priest. It was a beautiful experience for me -- it made me reflect that God loves us so much, He calls us to give ourselves totally to Him.

We had forty people come for our lecture series on Wednesday. Fr. John Kavanaugh, S.J., spoke on the dignity of the human person. It was both informative and inspiring.

Our preparations for Mother General's visit are continuing. We are preparing a report on the social/religious situation in our area, as well as cleaning house and learning some Italian -- poco a poco!

Before we leave you for this week, we want to ask you: for those of you who have been reading our blog regularly, as well as for those who have just started reading it, do you have any questions about our life? Is there anything you would like to ask us about our prayer, our classes, our apostolate, anything else? Please feel free to comment with your questions and we will respond to them. Thanks for reading! God bless you!

3 comments:

Carmen said...

Thank you for all that you post on here. I really enjoy reading them. I did have a question. What is your schedule like? Like, when do you get up and then what do you do? Please pray for me as I discern God's will in my life.

-Carmen

Lisa said...

Thank you for continuing this cyber-ministry! It certainly seems like you have had a very full first year. In the midst of the growth and community building, I wonder what have been the greatest sacrifices you have experienced and how you have managed them. I think it would a blessing to others so as to be encouraged in their respective journeys with God.

postulants said...

Thank you both for your questions! In answer to Carmen's question, our schedule depends on the day. We get up around 6 and make a half-hour meditation. Then we have morning prayer with the community and we all go to Mass together. The rest of the day differs from day to day (sometimes we have classes, and sometimes we help in the apostolate), but we always make an Hour of Adoration every day, and we always eat supper together. Prayer, community, study, and mission: these are the four "wheels" that our life rides on!

Lisa, your question is next!