Hi everyone, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ!
I hope all you wonderful people won’t mind me sharing my Vocation story so far and ask for continued prayers and support. I will be turning 20 pretty soon and God is being very good to me, I mean I have ups and downs but God is good. Last year I tried my vocation in a Religious Order in Spain, and within about a week of arriving and being received as a Postulant, even though I speak Spanish fairly well I was put into the university to do the start of a Theology degree all in Spanish, I had never even done a Theology or any other university course before in my own language- on top of all that I happened (without my prior knowledge when I applied to the order) to be in the most liberal faculty about and it was all a big problem and they’re in conflict with the local bishop etc. to cut a long story short after a long time in prayer and meditation I left after nearly half a year- I got quite a bit of help and support on here and in the end I decided to leave, it just wasn’t the place for me and I wouldn’t have been able to live my true Catholic faith in that environment.
Now I am back in my parish and I am officially working as a Pastoral Assistant which I am loving, it is an official position held by a lay person who helps the Priest, does the administration side of things, I answer the phone and type his letters etc. and as well I visit the sick and housebound with Holy Communion as I am a Special Minister and I also conduct Eucharistic Services in the absence of Father from time to time- I really love it and I am very happy in my job and helping my very special and Holy Priest- who is now in his 80s.
Anyway, I am still on the path to finding my Vocation- I am going on a Vocations retreat next week and we shall see where that leads, I am really open to God’s will for me and I am not set on any particular Religious Community or Seminary at the moment (I was before and it turned out not to be for me as I’ve said). I have just booked a trip to Medujorje with a friend from Church and I am really excited about it, maybe Our Lady will have some message for me- but I don’t expect that at all, although I feel a strong pull towards making this trip- to enrich my faith if nothing else. I am casually looking at Orders etc. but I know I am still young and I have time- Jesus is a very patient God!
I would ask you all to pray for me and please comment/get in touch with me- I love hearing from you and I hope to use this site more often now. I have had phases in the past where I have drifted in and out of using it, it is wonderful. Please remember me in your prayers.