Sunday, July 30, 2006


Hey! I finally got the wireless card to work! So here I am again. I started my new job. It's great, the parish is sooo warm and my staff are fun to work with. The youth are apparently crying for education rather than just silliness and games.....yep. That I can definately do. Apologetics here we come! Woohoo!! Of course, there's going to be some fun. I can't bore the poor teens to death. The mass choir is amazing, they are such a talented group of people. I got to go to their choir picnic today and we had a great time. I got to show them some cool new music. We had a ball.
Last friday I got my learner's permit, checked out the state park, and went to see Lady in the Water. I thought it was a cool movie. Camano Island State Park is pretty nice, what we saw of it. I learned that I am terrible at skipping rocks and amusing to watch when I try to skip rocks. It's more like me getting excited and then just throwing rocks in the ocean....sad. I promise your, I used to be able to do it as a child, but have somehow lost it. Ha ha! Now the movie......It definately wasn't as serious as the rest of M. Night Shaymalan's movies, but it was still worth checking out. I definately jumped a lot in the movie. Fun story, kinda scary, gets a thumbs up in my book. Next on the list, either "Pulse" or "Monster House".
As for my vocation.....the reason I have this blog. Not confused anymore, and that's all I have to say :)

Monday, July 17, 2006

Culture Shock

I'm back from Colorado. It was a wonderful experience. Basically I don't feel like blogging. I don't feel like being around outside here. This is however, not really saying anything conclusive about me going to St. Walburga's for the long haul. In truth, I'm more confused right now than I've ever been. Lots of things happened, the Lord spoke to me on lots of different levels, he brought a lot to my attention and illuminated some parts of my life I thought I could hide was an intense week and I need a lot of time to process and discern. I start my new job on Tuesday and I'm in the middle of taking a break (yes at 3am!) of packing up all that belongs to me in my parents house to move down to the USA later today. Insane, just insane. I had some wondeful spiritual direction today(yesterday morning) for the first time, thank God. This is definately a gear shift in my discernment, I need to start praying and thinking specifically right now and that's difficult because it feels more real when I do that. I'm sure I'll write more about the week after I get over the shock of being thrown back into the world, the shock of the week itself, and the shock of moving my life and starting a new job. I hope you're all doing well.
Peace be with you.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

I hope the American Independence Day is fabulous for all my American friends. Received a really cool birthday present in the mail today from a close friend. For the next 5 years I'm enrolled in the Association of Marian Helpers which is a Spiritual Benefit Society of The Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception . I get to share in the spiritual benefits of the prayers and good works of the Marians, which are:
  • a daily mass offered
  • a special mass offered on First Fridays and First Saturdays and on Feast Days of Our Lord and Our Lady
  • A remembrance in the daily Masses, prayers, and rosaries of all Marian priests and brothers
  • A remembrance in the continuous Novena to The Divine Mercy and in the daily prayers offered by workers at the Marian Helpers Center

Pretty cool huh? This Saturday is quickly approaching.....I'd better make sure I'm in tip top shape. I can't believe I'm finally going to do a Come and See! I'll be in Colorado from the 8th to the 14th.