January 29, 2008

The First Step

Sunday I went to La Salette because that was part of what I saw while in front of the Blessed Sacrament the day I prayed for direction in vocation. There was something about needing to be there the following Sunday. I did go without knowing the reason for it. There was a healing Mass which I attended but did not go afterward for the healing blessing. I sat and watched the few priest administer to those present.

There was a woman in the pew in front of me who went up, without her head covering to reveal a head with no hair. I wanted to give her a hug but someone was already doing that and talking with her. Once that person left I did ask if I could give her a hug and she said yes. I got up and went into the aisle to do exactly that, hug this woman. It was the longest hug I think I have ever received. I sat back down and gave her over to our Lord to bring healing.

So yesterday at work, this same young woman came to mind several times and each time I prayed for her and continue to give those prayers for her. I know not her name, nor do I know what her illness is, but that doesn't matter.

Well anyway, I still don't know the reason for why I saw and knew to go a week prior to go to LaSalette. And, no I'm not being stubborn on it because I am not placing any importance on anything other than the fact that I was sent to touch another in need and pray for them personally. And that leads me to also saying yes to going to a Community. The initial inquiry has come and now I await their decision if I will be admitted and then we go from there. I finally made the commitment to enter the religious life and asked our Lord to show me my home. That's why I thought it was La Salette, because that's what I was shown several times. But I was also led to this Community and I think both have a big part. One for direction in vocation and the other my home. Or is it the apostolate I was shown, only God knows that one at this time so I leave it in his hands as usual.

4 Words of Wisdom:

teresa_anawim2 said...

May God guide you in the discernment process, MC.

Marie Cecile said...

Thank you teresa_anawim2.

Gabrielle said...

It seems like such a long time we've been waiting to see where God will take you, mc, and now it's starting to come to pass. Even though nothing is certain yet, I feel a kind of quiet sacredness as I follow your journey. God bless you.

Marie Cecile said...

wow gabrielle, I missed this comment and was looking back and rereading and came across it. I do apologize for not responding until 5 days later. I know it does seem like a long time doesn't it. For me it's been since the end of 2003 and longer, but since writing it's only been oops since 2005 when I first began. Time does have a way of moving along. A new Deacon in my Parish had told me it took him I believe he said nine years to discern his calling. I'm not making any excuses for my delay in getting where I am at now. But I believe there was much to be learned and understood, now that has come about I believe the direction is coming fast. Most of all I appreciate that you have come along with me on this beautiful journey. (((Gabrielle)))

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