Six Month Discernment Challenge


From the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament:

Mrs Cloisters OP
Lay Dominican


Thanks for sharing this!

I’m discerning myself, sometimes it can be confusing but sometimes I confidently feel like I know my calling.


You are most welcome. My organizations’s Plain Catholic cooperator posted the link on our Religious Habit Yahoo group.


What is a Plain Catholic?


They’re also known as “CathAmish”. They are Catholic homesteaders who follow the writings of Fr Vincent McNabb, OP; wear quaint clothing; and adapt idiomatic language. When I posted a pic of a Trinitarian of Mary, she posted in response, “Aye, 'tis a stunner.”

If she doesn’t know the answer, she says, “I don’t have a scooby…”

She’s not ignorant by any stretch. She’s a Benedictine Oblate who also follows the writings of St Teresa of Avila. I believe she’s also a retired teacher.

Here’s a Plain Catholic blog:


I think this designation would be offensive to the Amish.


I have no idea if the Amish know about it or not. I’m just the messenger.


I don’t say you are responsible, and I don’t really want to dwell on it. But it just seems silly. “Amish” is not a “lifestyle”–it’s a serious faith tradition that should not simply be appropriated. It also is fundamentally inaccurate. It makes about as much sense as saying that someone is a Hindu Catholic: both impossible and somewhat absurd. Enough. No need to appropriate this thread.


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