Not long ago I met a bishop who is so enthused about laypersons that are in the world as a leaven...after his homily it seemed as if we all would get up and march to Washington! We really felt a new commissioning! It's not just the words, it's the attitude which comes through everything a person says and does. I am looking forward to more from him!
It doesn't seem like it, but it has been over six months since I visited Assisi in Italy, to take part in the symposium for the Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ. Luckily, that week-Aug thru 8, was not as hot as I heard it could get. I will be putting in more information over the next few days.
We had 8 translators on-site during the conferences.
The energy level was incredible! yet we still had very prayerful times as we stopped at each of the sites dear to St. Francis and St. Clare.
The Oasi Sacro Cuore was as homelike and cosy, although it was work to figure out how to get into the shower!!!)
My favorite, but the most devastating, was Mount LaVerna. To see the little cave where St.Francis slept...
or the Sasso Spico where he would meditate on the passion just wrenched my solid ground out from under my feet.
He left no way untried to constantly get closer to his beloved Jesus.
I was a little confused too and when I saw that EWTN was going to have a show about this, I thought I would watch. The show was excellent and made everything about this vocation easier to understand. The president of the association did a good job.
However, there are some thing's you can join if you are married, like Daughters of De Sales and Daughters of Issabella and alot of other groups that realy do end up a vocation even if you are married. I am in the Daughters of Issabella in Maine. God Bless Nancy