Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The start of a wonderful vocation

When I started really living my faith 3 years ago, one of the blogs I loved to read most was Roamin' Roman.

Roamin' Roman chronicled the travels and studies of Mary Gibson, a U.S. college student studying for one year in Rome. Mary traveled all over Italty - and Europe - and shared the Catholic sites and sounds she discovered - Saints' tombs, shrines, World Youth Day, papal masses - you name it.

Reading her blog was like traveling across Italy visiting all the amazing Catholic sites - complete with gorgeous pictures.

When Mary returned to the U.S., she returned to her original blog, Veritas Splendor.

But, today, Mary is leaving her blog - and the world - behind as she enters cloistered life with the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles in Kansas City, Mo.

Please say a prayer for Mary today - and all others entering and discerning religious life - as she starts an amazing journey today!

And, check out Mary's own story, moving from non-practicing Catholic to future cloistered nun! Amazing.


Christie@tisbutaseason said...

Thanks for the link to a great story!

Christine said...

Just found your new home over here. I hope you are well. You seem to be posting even less often than I am these days. I wanted to let you know about the New England Catholic Homeschool Conference that will be coming up next June. I know your children are little, but it is never to early to begin discerning the correct path for their education. There is a link on my blog to the conference information.

Robyn said...

Hi Melissa, I just wanted to let you know I added your blog to my list of favorites. I really enjoy your posts. I too am a cradle catholic and am trying to learn and live what I was taught as a child. I'm new to blogging and I just requested to join the Catholic Mothers Online, which is where I came across your blog.
God Bless~

Jen said...

Hi Melissa!

I've been thinking about you lately and am praying all is well with you and your family!