Hello, I was wondering if you could please pray for me.
I entered the convent at the age of 18 after much prayer and discernment. It was a beautiful community of Contemplative-Actives. I spent seven wonderful years there, and was only a year and a half away from my final vows.
In 2004 I became seriously ill with major clots in my lungs. We later found out that I have a rare and sometimes debilitating autoimmune disease that attacks my platelets. The antibodies that attack them are very sticky, and it causes the platelets to stick together. It makes you feel very sick and tired, and it causes a host of other problems. After fighting with it for almost three years, I decided that I can no longer fulfill the obligations of religious life.
I was dispensed from my vows, and stayed a little while there, and then moved into my father’s house about two weeks ago. I am not adjusting very well, and I feel like I’ve left my heart with the Sisters. I can’t sleep, and I can hardly pray.
Please, please, pray for me.