Monday, December 26, 2005

Thanksgiving in the Convent

I know I haven't updated in the longest time but things have been happening pretty fast. The end of the semester came and I was still thinking about updating...Thanksgiving time arrived!!! We enjoyed a traditional meal, but it was very fun to make. This year I made the fruit salad...lots and lots of it. Thank you Incarnate Word for your many blessings!

Sr. Marian (sitting), Sr. Dorothy.

This is a pretty good view of the convent's dining room.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Pear pickers

In preparation for hurricane Rita, besides getting gas, shutters for windows, water, generator, etc, etc, etc. We also got to pick pears!!! It was fun although one hit my head, another my neck, another my legs, arms and the rest of my body pretty hard and I'll be bruised for the rest of the month....

Here are some pictures...Please help us pray for all those who don't have a home, for all those who have to evacuate yet again....and for all the poor and marginalized. Let's pray that Rita decreases her strenght and that God increases our faith.

¡Dios mio, en Ti confiamos!

Pear Pickers

Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds."
"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it."

Pear pickers

Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Nada te turbe, nada te espante
todo se pasa,Dios no se muda,
la paciencia todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene, nada le falta.
Solo Dios basta.

Teresa de Ávila
I prayed this prayer many times under this tree. The wind rocking the branches like a mother rocks a baby to sleep. My heart rejoices in those words and my soul finds confort.
I can't pray under this tree anymore, but I have the memory and the prayer with me.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

At the end of the ceremony, I was so happy it was over! I think i was laughing more out of nervousness than anythig else. All the Sisters commented on the fact that I looked so sure of myself. I thought everyone could see my knees shaking.

God is so good!

In these pictures Sr. Maria Elizabeth, my postulant director is giving me the Incarnate Word Cross. I waited for years to get my very own, shiny new emblem!

What can I say, that day was awesome. i can't believe it's been one year already!!!

In this picture I was reading the formula to be admitted to the postulancy. Standing next to me is Sister Maria Irma Gonzalez, our Superior General. That was a very exciting day!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

This past Sunday we all went to Bluntzer ranch for the afternoon. We enjoyed each others company and the ponies!!!!

We took the two mini buses and had a blast coming back home...We sang the whole time! At the end we were confusing the languages and weren't exactly singing in tune and "harmoniously"....

That's Sister Marian saying hi to the camera and Sister Margaret Patrice behind her....and way in the back in Sister Judith Marie.

Monday, September 05, 2005

My prayer

As I'm sitting here, agonizing over lesson plans I think of the poor people without jobs. I give thanks for my ministry and for God who sustains my vocation even in the midst of crisis.

A vocation is mystery and magic, cross and gift. I still don't understand why God called me, of all! But I thank Him everyday (although some days I don't feel as excited about being a postulant) I ask for the gift to see clearly and to follow Him without looking back.

May God grant me the patience to become more and more like a child.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Well, this is me! I am slowly learning how to work this blog thing....That picture was taken when I started my week retreat at Villa Maria, PA this summer. It was absolutely wonderful. I love the huge trees (we don't anything like that in Corpus Christi, Texas)....

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

My first post

Well, I'm a postulant with the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament in Texas. I'm 26 years old.

I have no idea how to post, hopefully this will go through!

My first post

Well, i have no idea what I'm doing. Hopefully I'll be able to keep on adding pictures and updates that probably no one will read....

I'm a postulant with the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament in Corpus Christi, Texas.....