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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Everybody's blogging. Might as well blog too to see what it's like. If you're like me, short posts are better than long ones because my attention span is short. I'll be asking more questions than posting comments.

For those of you in religious life, what was your age when you entered the convent? late teens, twenties, thirties, forties, etc?

Dear God, if you'd like for me to be a religious, please help me get there. Else, please take away this desire.


Susan Rose, CSJP said...

welcome to the discerning blogosphere!

Steph said...

I was just about to suggest that you hook up w/SisterBloggers ... but I guess you already have!

Welcome, and blessings on the journey!

xaipe said...

Desire, true desire, is a response, not an initiative!
I first felt the desire for religious consecration as a response to something I had read in a book of rosary meditations. It seemed to be almost an invitation to intimate communion with Jesus,and my heart said, "THIS is what I want!" I was seventeen. Entered at eighteen. ("Discernment" was a bit informal at the time! Besides, I knew what my heart wanted.) Worked, prayed, celebrated and suffered a lot in these past thirty years, but intimate communion with Jesus is STILL what my heart desires.