As most here know, I’m supposed to begin formation with the Lay Dominicans soon. The primary problem is that the formation would be done through the local Priory, which runs a College. The president is a teacher himself, and is gone five or six days of the week to different places. He also teaches a course in France sometimes, which is is great for France but not great for me.
It’s a been a few months, and we simply haven’t been able to meet up. My wife and I were going to meet up with him, but he caught the flu so we had to cancel. Before that my wife took ill, so we had to cancel then too. It’s a bit disheartening, after so many years of searching and discerning for the right Secular Order that it’s taking this much of an effort to get the ball rolling. There’s also the small issue that without spellcheck or a computer handy, my spelling isn’t very good and penmanship atrocious. There’s a portion of me that thinks “what good is a Dominican who has issues spelling and no one can read their writing?”
On the flip side, perhaps God is teaching me patience. Waiting for the right timing. And regardless of spelling or being able to read my writing, I’m not bound by the conventions of several centuries ago. What could have held me back then may not hold me back now thanks to technology.
Anyway, prayers would be appreciated.