I apologize to my regular readers for my extended absence. My graduate studies have been very demanding. (Often, I would muse that I was imitating St. Ambrose's sister Marcellina, a consecrated virgin of the Patristic era who was so dedicated to fasting, prayer, and study that St. Ambrose once wrote to her: "...your sleep is on your book." (see Concerning Virginity, book III, chapter 4.)
Recently, my upcoming consecration made it into my diocesan newspaper. You can read the article here. I think it was very well-written; I was so glad to see how the author showed such a genuine appreciation for the importance of prayer, especially prayer in the life of a consecrated virgin.
Dear aspiring consecrated virgin!
In these last days before your consecration, I really pray for you and your way to HIM. When I think of the time before my consecration last July, I still fell joy and peace - and just happiness... *sigh*
United in HIM we remain sisters in Christ, forever and ever!
I´ll think of you! And pray!
Dear consecrated-virgin-to-be, you are very much in my heart and prayers right now as the day of your blessed consecration draws near. I've been a consecrated virgin for almost 5 years, and every day my joy in HIM increases. I ask our dear Beloved Lord to give you the same abundant joy as you become His bride forever!
This is the day you become HIS bride! Enjoy it! Congtatulations!
United in HIM!
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