A Time To Breathe

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Brothers and sisters, I have not posted for quite a while, because of my busy schedule in school. I am nonetheless thrilled after seeing the posts here in our blog. Many of us are really taking concrete steps towards fulfilling the yearnings of our soul to serve God in the religious life, and knowing about these developments really inspire me to take concrete steps myself.

Last week I was privileged to attend another Open House at the Jesuit Prenovitiate. The charism of the Society of Jesus really attracts me without end, and I am really praying for the grace that God lead me to the Order in which I would be able to serve Him best. In addition, just yesterday, I was again with the Jesuit vocations promoter for a prayer session, which set my perspective on working to improve myself before taking that decisive step to apply for admission to a religious Order.

Somehow I also have considered each religious order's imperfections, but as inspired by Saint Pius X, I pray that if God were to let me enter the Order He wants me to be in, I would be able to help renew all things within it, in Christ.

So far I am still midway into my medical studies, and I am really praying that if God would really want me to enter right away after graduation, He would do so with all the necessary requirements in place. Please pray for me, and let us pray for each other.

Congratulations everyone. Let us continue taking concrete steps!

Ad majorem DEI gloriam!

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Saint Alberto Hurtado, advocate of social justice, pray for us.

4 comments:

Rachel Gray Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 5:48:00 PM PDT  

Amen, the concrete steps are a huge deal. I should take one of those. :) Thanks for the update.

Anonymous,  Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 3:17:00 PM PDT  

As a vocations promoter, I respectfully advise you to stay away from applying to the Jesuits.
They are no longer even Roman Catholic.
(Although there are still some good Jesuit priests who have not bought into the garbage that has been promoted in seminary , formation, and apostolates in the Jesuit Order.
Their new Father General is a disaster--a radical dissenting liberal in the model of Pedro Arrupe, Paul VI, and all the radical liberal femminist nuns in the USA.

Jim Lopez Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 9:19:00 AM PDT  

Dearest anonymous commenter,

Our Lord taught His disciples never to be quick in judging others.

I am one with all the people posting in the blog in expressing our willingness to accept other people's opinions.

But if these opinions are to insult the views expressed in this group blog without complete justification, and this includes the religious orders being featured in this blog , please think twice.

Thank you for visiting our group blog.

Jim Lopez
Manila

vidimusdominum Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 9:20:00 PM PDT  

Jim,

I do not know much about what is going on in Jesuit communities. What I do know is that St. Ignatius' spirituality and charism is certainly the way to go in the modern world we live in today. Spirituality needs a baptism of re-brith today. I think St. Ignatius has the answer!

Paul
St. Giles

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