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A minor update (and some thoughts of mine) for everyone:
A few things have happened since I last posted an update. I got my picture taken, and attended my second event as a seminarian which included dinner with the bishop, a bunch of priests, and my brother seminarians. I also have been getting everything (forms and documentation) finalized. I have also been buying some things that I will need once I begin. It’s rather expensive, but that’s OK, because the Lord provides. It’s also comforting knowing that I won’t be turned away simply due to my lack of funds.
This reminds me of last Sunday’s Gospel reading. Our Lord tells the apostles…
to take nothing for the journey
but a walking stick—
no food, no sack, no money in their belts.
They were, however, to wear sandals
but not a second tunic.
In today’s society, we obviously would not be able to evangelize people very well that way. We need to meet people where they are. There are, of course, religious orders of beggars, but they serve a very unique roll in the Church, and (as far as I’m aware) there are presently no religious orders who own nothing but the clothes on their back (and a walking stick).
The time for me to enter seminary is drawing near. I have just a few more things to take care of before I begin, none of which are directly related to the diocese. Please pray for me, that these final things may go smoothly, that I may adjust to seminary well, and that I may be a worthy seminarian of God.
May I ask what?
Absolutely, will do!
Just standard college stuff. A laptop, clothes, etc. Most things that I will need specifically for seminary are provided by the diocese.
Thanks for the prayers.
Saint Francis caught my attention when I was a younger man.
I LOVED reading biographies about him, esp. outside in the summer.
If I’m not mistaken…that sermon you quoted …he too heard the same one at church -
And decided right there and then God was telling him - to do just that !
Till he died - at age 44.
Maybe God is telling you - not to bring too much with you -
Ah - detachment !
Take no thought for what you will wear or eat…etc…
Anyways. That must of been a fun and interesting dinner - with everyone !
Cajun, I love it, I really do, but I have notifications on for this thread hoping the OP will respond, and every time you post a picture, I think it’s the OP.
Could you maybe make a new thread?
I’m sorry but I post here so that this thread will not close from non activity after so many days. I asked the op and he said my posts don’t bother him.
He said this in his original post “If it is not against the rules of the forum (I don’t think it is), and the last post to this thread was close to 14 days ago (after which the thread gets locked), please do me, and the others who have an interest in it, a favor and post a response.”
Cajun - your really a sweetie