[quote="Jennifer_G, post:12, topic:243674"]
Not exactly funny, but more like a funny coincidence.
My family and I were on vacation last week, and my mom and I were on the beach while my dad and sister were going for a walk. I was thinking about convents, and hadn't talked to my mom yet about it all week. In fact, just as I was wondering how to phrase it, my mom starts talking about convents. :rotfl:
Now, here's the interesting :ehh: thing. My mom was telling me once how years ago, long before I became Catholic (or even knew what a nun was), that once she was in front of a Catholic church at a red light and while looking at it, thought to herself that if we were all raised Catholic, that I would be a nun. (BTW, my mom was baptized Catholic, but raised Lutheran, my dad is a former Catholic). My first thought was that's probably why when we came home after my first Easter Vigil, she asked me if I was going to become a nun.
She's had many prayers answered before. I guess she should be careful of what she prays for. ;) My one problem will be trying to convince her to learn to let go. (she wants to visit me all the time to talk, or vice versa. Ahh, Italians. :))
Best one I've heard from a regular at the EF I serve at, is one woman while speaking to her spiritual director (a nun from a nearby convent), had her SD turn round and say "so, you think your called to religious life" without ever mentioning it to her, I told her it was God's way of saying "can you not take a....hint".
We both laughed lol, although I had a similar experience with my SD, Priest, Family and some friends lol