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...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Take courage!

"The late Pope John Paul II said: 'Take courage: Christ is calling you and the whole world awaits you! Remember that the Kingdom of God has need of your generous and total dedication. Do not be like the rich young man who, when invited by Christ, was unable to accept but remained with his possessions and sadness, even though Jesus glanced at him with love. Be like the fishermen who, when they were called by Jesus, left everything promptly to become fishers of men.'

"There is no doubt that the words of John Paul inspire and challenge everyone to discern God's unique call.... His call, no matter how it is heard, requires only one thing from you: a commitment to respond and a desire to honestly examine your life."

"There are.. vocation 'live-in' weekends being organised in the near future, both in the student house of the Irish Dominican Province - St. Saviour's Priory, Dorset Street, Dublin 1. The (next) is to take place from the evening of.... Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February 2008. These 'live-in' weekends are designed to give potential candidates a flavour of the life and prayer of our formation community in Dublin, with an opportunity to learn more about our way of life. Further weekends are planned in March and April."

from the blog Irish Dominican Vocations