“Christ is calling you; the Church needs you; the Pope believes in you and he expects great things of you!” My life would never be the same as the words of John Paul II coursed through my mind and beat with fervor in my heart. Me? Could he possibly mean me? Like many others, I felt Pope John Paul II was speaking directly to me as I sat behind him in the nose-bleed section of the stadium in Saint Louis. Throughout my high school years after this encounter, the idea of having a possible vocation to the religious life shocked and bewildered me, but at the same time brought me such peace. As each year came and went, my relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church grew with greater depth, understanding, and love. Through daily mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the Rosary, Scripture and God’s divine intervention through his priests and religious, I soon realized that, yes, the Pope did mean me. Christ was calling me and how could I say no? After one year of college, I soon came to the realizatio
You speak eloquently!
May you always trust and have the strength to endure come what may!
May our Blessed Mother comfort you in a very personal embrace of one who chooses to follow Her mercy filled heart!
May your mission time be one that is very positive for you and provide greater depth of purpose for you in Community!
Thanks for sharing this personal side of your life !
That was absolutely beautiful!
Thank you so very much for sharing a portion of your life. The more I read the more I realize how much beauty there is in the religious life. It is a lifestyle to envy (from what I read!). I can only pray that there will be answers to prayer for more young ladies to listen (and answer!) to God's calling and that there will be equal numbers of spiritual directors available to those in discernment. Thank you again for the very apparent beauty that flows from your soul in your writting.