Tuesday, April 03, 2007

religious vocations

Well, if I wasn't married and didn't have children I would certainly look into the religious life. According to Vision Vocation Match I would make a great Benedictine nun. Their motto is Ora et Labora: prayer and work. I love the practicality of the clothes, am willing to work hard, and have proven that I can sacrifice my own desires for the good of the community.
Today was certainly hard work. I had to hold Timmy for 3 hours straight and keep 4 other children under control while simultaneously tidying up the house for the home inspection. By the time the inspector, buyer, a friend, and two realtors left I simply had to escape with an hour long run. Some days I feel the religious life would be less stressful and more fulfilling. But most days I have a glimpse of what God wants for me and, while it involves practical clothing and sacrifice, it's not being a sister, it's being a mom.

2 comments:

scmom said...

I'll have to check out that site. My mother always tells people that I'm going to enter the convent when I'm finished raising my children (not sure what she thinks I'm going to do with my husband!).

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

I have a good friend who is a mother (her children are grown) and a wife. She is also something called an "oblate" (?)--not sure that is the right word--but anyway, she is attached to a Benedictine convent and says the daily prayers, and so forth. But she lives at home and carries out her normal daily routine.

So maybe you can be a Benedictine.