Saturday, June 15, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Let him regard all the vessels of the monastery and all its substance, as if they were sacred vessels of the altar. RB 31
Yes even at our annual Flea Market.
Giant Indoor-Outdoor Flea Market Friday, June 14 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) & Saturday, June 15 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.). Early Bird Evening, Thursday, June 13 (4-7 p.m.); admission $5.00/person. Air conditioned & handicapped accessible. Items include Dishes, Glassware, Children’s Items, Furniture, Seasonal Items, Books, CDs, DVDs, knickknacks, tools and much, much more. Also enjoy halupki, haluski, pierogies, pizza, fish sandwiches, homemade cookies. Donations welcome, Volunteers needed – please call 724-834-3060.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
After going to school, working at a nursing home, and student teaching, I found that I had a week off!
I asked about going back to the Passionaist again but they were full. A priest friend of mine said that he knew another Mother Mary Anne, but she was at St. Emma Monastery. Both of the Superiors had the same name. The only thing that I needed to know was if I could take a bus there.
I arrived on Monday morning just getting of the midnight shift at the nursing home, the cab driver stated that he was concerned about me when he dropped me off, he just happened to be the same one that took me back to the bus station.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I became very involved with the undergrad program offered by the Catholic Campus ministers, run by the Fathers of the Oratory. When I say “very involved” at one point one the Fathers stated that I was here at the Newman Center more than the Fathers who lived upstairs. I kept the thought of becoming a religious in the back of my mind and heart. I had a wonderful relationship with a young man from CMU. I was keeping all of my options open. While we were dating I just keep feeling like I was taking away time that I should be giving to the Lord. After a while we ended the relationship and He is happily married with children. I learned a lot about myself during that time, I became aware of the Love one could have for another, but I still felt called to give myself completely to the service of the church as a religious. I started looking into orders, I looked for 6 years.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
I went to the University of Pittsburgh for my undergraduate degree of Biology. There was only one other person from my graduating class that was going to go to Pitt, main campus in Oakland. She just happened to be Catholic. I went to the Wednesday night cookout during orientation and heard about the RCIA meetings the next week. I just showed up on the door step and asked about converting.
I remember that one day while doing laundry the summer before going to Pitt, I was reading a spiritual book by a nun in the basement doing laundry (it was cooler down there) and then the thought/ image came to my mind about being a religious sister.
Friday, May 24, 2013
My vocation story starts when I was interested in converting to Catholicism, in my senior year of High School. I had a friend who was Catholic but hated everything about it, and would complain to me about what went on in the Church and other religious traditions. I wasn't raised in a particular church. I did end up attending the Methodist Church with my mother and step dad when visiting them on weekends. I became very involved in the youth program and went on a mission trip down to Appalachia, and loved it. As I became more and more involved with the Methodist Church I felt like there was something missing. God and thus religion had been around longer than John Wesley and where was the history. So I was listing to what my friend was saying and thinking there is something more in her Church. So I became very interested in the Catholic Church.