Check out the special gift to you (attached) from the Vocation Awareness Committee – An Easter Spiritual Bouquet!!! Did I tell you that when I missed the January meeting because you were leaving the next day, they voted to adopt you, as well, for prayers and everything else that we do for the seminarians and deaconate candidates. I found out when they read the minutes in the February Meeting. The prayers and offerings that the committee performed for you are listed in the document at the bottom (the base of the chalice). The Committee members that did the praying are the six ladies at the top (in the host).
P. S. The prayer group members loved the story of your visit to Our Lady of Good Success’ Shrine in Quito and how Our Lady worked it all out! Especially, since we were praying her Novena at our preparation meetings for our Eucharistic Morning of Renewal last November! They can’t wait to see your video; I am sending them a link to Ryan’s blog, too!
The concept of spiritual bouquets harkens back to the faith and example of St. Therese of Lisieux who is often affectionately referred to as the “Little Flower”. St. Therese, a Carmelite nun, wrote in her memoir Story of a Soul, “I may aspire to sanctity in spite of my littleness…I will let no tiny sacrifice pass, no look, no word. I wish to profit by the smallest actions, and to do them for love. I wish to suffer for love’s sake, and for love’s sake even to rejoice: thus shall I strew flowers.”
- 19 Masses
- 29 Rosaries
- 17 Acts of Charity
- 2 Days of Fasting
- 9 Novena/Prayers
- 1 Way of the Cross
- 16 Holy Communion
- 18 Chaplet of Divine Mercy
- 3 Masses Offered by Priests
- 8 Visits to the Blessed Sacrament
Would you be willing to spiritually supporting a missionary?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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