What is one thing that every time you see, hear, or think about that fills you with negativity? That keeps you from God? How can you (and me!) bring that to God? How can we allow God to take our problems, our negativity, our suffering, and transform them? We need to let go of the things that we choose to bring us down and bring us out of communion with Him and each other. If Jesus were here, and said to drop a grudge and join Him for dinner, would we really say "no, this is too important!"? I sure hope I wouldn't.
Note: This Part 1 is about the novitiate as a program. By next week (I promise!) I will include a 2nd post on a more personal level about our novitiate. Once people got over the shock that I was entering religious life, their question inevitably focused on this year. The word 'novitiate' is not used too much … Continue reading So, What are you Doing This Year?
First off I want to apologize for the extreme delay in writing this post. I'll explain more about that in my subsequent posts regarding my experience so far in the Novitiate. The original purpose of moving in to the Brothers Community was to provide me with a space that was more conducive for my discernment. … Continue reading And One Decision Led to Another (5/5): Living in Community at St. Raymond
In June of 2014 I made the decision to accept a job as Executive Director of El Camino, and move back home to NY. While I was extremely excited about the job, being close to family was a huge selling point. What I did not realize in June was that in addition to being closer … Continue reading And One Decision Led to Another (4/5): New York, New York
I figure what better time to write a post about my time in San Francisco, than when I'm watching a Giants Cubs game. Here goes... When the Lasallian Volunteers assigned me to De Marillac Academy in San Francisco, I didn't know what to expect. Aside from their sports teams, I knew nothing about the city. … Continue reading And One Decision Led to Another (3/5): San Francisco
A few disclaimers before we begin: This post contains a lot of pictures, because I couldn't decide which ones to exclude This post is being written after an extremely long day, and at a time when I'm more emotional than the others. As I said previously, there is no decision that I've made as influential … Continue reading And One Decision Led to Another (2.5/5)
As I am 5 days away from receiving the Brothers' Habit, I've decided to post a 5 part look into the decisions which have brought me (without my knowing) to this point. Modeled after the famous quote from La Salle, I've looked back over my life to pinpoint various decisions where God was working through … Continue reading And One Decision Led to Another (2/5): College – Part 1