“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” – Shing Xiong

Thursday, June 13, 2013

vocation / vacation

"A 105 year-old Cistercian nun who lives in a convent in central Spain said that after 86 years of being cloistered, she is happy and has never been bored.
“Even if I had married a prince, I would not be happier than I am now,” said Sister Teresita.
In an interview with the Spanish daily newspaper “Correo,” she explained that a vocation “is something huge” and requires perseverance, but brings great joy."

Some of you probably understand this, some of my classmates may, some of the people at the senior center may, but most people don't. I had a clue and was not afraid to try it out after trying out the other kind of lifestyle most indulge in today. The excitement and enthusiasm of the vocational life is massive, infinite and enormous, once that great adventure is begun why would anyone choose the other? even before reading this, this morning I thought of the slogan "Diverge from the Herd" because that is what we have done. Like the cow that jumped the slaughterhouse wall and found safety in a sanctuary, we have found sanctuary in a different mindset that embraces teaching and healing.

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