A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, January 12, 2007

"Our vows free us...

"...to let go of everything except God's word: 'I have done what is mine to do. May Christ teach you what is yours.'

...to interiorize and preserve within the heart the words of Jesus - the words of God - that demand a commitment of service to others as shown in the Gospel.

"...to live in simplicity, by being counter-cultural e.g. putting aside the things needed to have status, power, prestige.

"...to be happy to live among the outcast and despised, among the poor, the weak, the sick, the unwanted, the oppressed and the destitute.

"...to clothe oneself in a habit that is simple, poor and becoming, as a sign of conversion and Gospel consecration.

"...to trust God to fulfill every need.

"...to become aware of one's own weakness and to grow increasingly sensitive to others in their weakness.

"...to go wherever needed.

"....to fill oneself with a loving tenderness for all God's creation and thankful joy."

from the Vocations website of
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

(Check out their Song of the Month and Image of the Month [under "
Franciscanized World"])

Happy National Vocation Awareness Week!