Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Novena to be Debt Free - part 2

St. Raphael, you were sent by God to guide young Tobiah in choosing a good and virtuous spouse. Please help me in this important choice which will affect my whole future. You not only directed Tobiah in finding a wife, but you also gave him guidelines which should be foremost in every Christian marriage: "Pray together before making important decisions." If through prayer we keep God as the "third Partner" in our marriage, we will have the strength and grace we need to always accept and do His will. Amen.

Please join me in prayer to pay down my debt as soon as possible. And for others like me.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I will wait for YOU

This is the kind of message that I pray for my teens, a standard they will uphold.  Share this message with others.

I await my sweet Christ.  See ya'll later on today in the Eucharist.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One prayer and one dollar at a time

In order to enter religious life, I have to be debt free.  For me, that means paying off student loans and that's why I will be applying for a St Joseph grant from the Mater Ecclesiae foundation.  I also have personal debt to pay off.  I live on my own, and have adopted a very strict budget.  I currently am able to pay about $600 a month on my personal debt.  

I would obviously prefer to enter around the time my apartment lease has ended.  However, unless, I had a miracle occur, that is not going to happen.  I have about $12,000 in personal debt.  I could really kick myself sometimes for putting groceries, a new mattress, eye glasses, new brakes and tires, etc on a credit card. But what is done is done.  So, now I just leave it up to God.  Plan a good budget.  Pray for a Catholic roommate (if I had one, that would be at least another $200 towards debt) or a family with a basement room I can rent out for less than what I am paying now.

When I am near to reaching my goal I will be selling off all that I own to pay off the rest.  I know my vehicle is worth more than what is owed on it, so that money will be going towards my debt as well.

I just ask for prayers for me, and if you are able to donate (thanks Julie), please do so.  Your name will go on my daily prayer list, and your address goes on my Christmas card list.  If you'd like to donate but not through paypal, go to my profile and email me.  I will send you my mailing address.

There are many different scenarios that could take place.   I know that through God all things are possible and He is with me always!  I go one day at a time.  And, until I am in religious life, I will see my sisters in the Eucharist!  I have hope.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Prayer and Support

I tell my teens in about 2 weeks, though I am sure, some of them already know. On June 5th at a peer ministry meeting. And, then I need to figure out how to tell the rest of the parish. I dislike rumor mills. Straight from the horse's mouth.

God is sooo good and sooo faithful. Its getting harder and harder to keep a secret. I just want to shout from the roof-tops.

If there are people out there who want to help me get there faster, and I raise more than what I need, I can either give it back or donate it to the monastery or our Life Teen ministry here.

I hope to return to Summit. Getting all the paperwork together. Medical is scheduled for next week. Dentist is soon.

Thank You to all who continue to pray and support me and pray for vocations.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Novena to be Debt Free - part 1

Holy Mary, full of the presence of God, during your life you accepted with great humility the holy will of the Father and the legacy of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and evil never dared to entangle you with its confusion. Since then you have interceded for all of our difficulties as you did at the wedding feast of Cana. With all simplicity and with patience, you have given me an example of how to untangle the knots in my complicated life. By being my mother forever you arrange and make clear the path that unites me to Our Lord.

Holy Mary, Mother of God and ours, with your maternal heart, untie the knots that upset my life. I ask you to receive into your hands and deliver me from the chains and confusion that restrain me. Blessed Virgin Mary, through your grace, your intercession and by your example, deliver me from evil, and untie the knots that keep me from being united to God. So that free of all confusion and error, I may find Him in all things, keep Him in my heart, and serve Him always in our brothers and sisters. Mother of Good Counsel pray for me. Amen.

Please join me in prayer to pay down my debt as soon as possible. And for others like me.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What is written on my heart? Jesus' Love.

So many months spent without Him. My face is veiled. I am unworthy. To even be asked again. To be pursued. I am in want of Him. My entire self needs Him.

Summit. I want those 4 walls to envelope me. In there, my whole self is given.

I gave myself to Him Most High though I held back. I held tightly to home. It is no accident I still know Summit's schedule.

Sometimes I wish I had spoken of my fears. But it is out in the world that I acknowledged them. I have so much more to give over.

My desire is to grow in relationship with Him. I ponder Him who sets my heart free.

God keeps calling; and I can't refuse Him any longer. My desire to be with Him is greater than my desire for youth ministry. I desire to return to Summit to continue my discernment to become completely His as a Dominican nun.

I'm currently trying to pay down my debt as fast as I can. I'm going to apply for a St Joseph Grant through the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations to pay off my student loan debt.

Monday, May 2, 2011



The waiting to tell you is about to nearly kill me of JOY, of course.

But, we all have to wait for something.

So, you will too!