A Reflection on Self for Us All

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.

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So, What are you Doing This Year?

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 aboutĀ ourĀ 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?

And One Decision Led to Another (5/5): Living in Community at St. Raymond

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