Sunday, February 21, 2010

Freaky Friday

Without my knowledge or consent our daughter Grace had contacted a convent and chatted with a nun via email. Grace said that there's some sort of a religious match dot com site where you can pick and choose a vocation like a spouse and find the perfect convent for you. (Voila!)
The correspondence is as follows.
Dear Grace,
I recently received your email request from Vision Match asking for more information about consecrated life. You may be swamped with emails, so you may want to check out our website at under the vocations tab. I hope this will provide you with some basic information about our congregation, the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. On a side note, we have a "Sister Grace" and a "Sister Jacinta" in our community! If you need any other assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email me....... We live out our call and charism by witnessing, proclaiming, and building God’s Kingdom. Christ is at the heart of our spiritual life and our life together. We are a presence of Christ in the world through vowed communal life, our spirit of prayerfulness and simplicity, and our joy in the service of the Kingdom. We strive to balance time for prayer, ministry, and community. We pray together as community twice a day, attend daily Mass, and live in convents of 2-4 sisters. We take time for annual retreats and participate in monthly days of retreat. We value relationships with family and friends, and have four weeks a year for vacation.
We also have a free choice in our attire, by dressing simply, modestly, and professionally. Some sisters choose to wear black skirts and white blouses, while others freely choose to wear any color. We also have a free choice in wearing or choosing not to wear the black veil. Our formation program involves a year or two of candidacy, two years of novitiate, followed by three to six years of temporary profession until final profession of the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Grace replied....So, you don't have to wear a veil. Why? I think that it would be so wonderful to wear one. It is like wearing a wedding ring. It is a constant reminder of the day that you gave up your life for the good of all people and the glory of God. It must be wonderful to be the bride of Christ! :)
Grace said to me, "I wont be speaking with her again."
My question is how do I fit into this schedule,
and who will break the news to your twin sister?
God will often send someone who is beneath your intellect or
whom you have no respect for to humble you.

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