Still Here

A happy feast of St. Mary Magdalene! 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update to this blog.  Since my last post, I started a new job!  I’m doing work I enjoy and the people are wonderful.  I am truly blessed!  And once more I am able to make significant progress in paying down my debt.  Nonetheless, without other financial support, it will take me at least four years to be debt-free, and therefore free to pursue my vocation. 

Once more I ask you to keep me in prayer and consider supporting vocations by giving to the Laboure Society in my honor.  I will continue to post updates as I have news to share, so do not take my silence as a lack of perseverance or change of course.  Rather, I am focused on what God has for me this day and the peace and joy He has given me in doing His will.

A side note about today’s saint: For those of you who don’t know, St. Mary Magdalene has long been called the “Apostle to the Apostles”.  Why?  Because she was the first person to whom Jesus appeared after His resurrection and she is the one who was sent to proclaim “He is risen!” to the apostles.  As such, she is a co-patroness of the Dominican Order.  Some time after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, tradition holds she and other followers of Christ were imprisoned and set out to sea in a boat with no oars and eventually landed in Gaul.  There, she retreated to a cave in the mountains and spent the rest of her days in prayer and solitude.  For more on St. Mary Magdalene, the tradition regarding her life in what is now France and how her relics came under the protection of the Dominican Order, go to www.magdalenepublishing.org.

St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us.

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