This was originally published on my old blog, Rebel Catholic that recorded my adventures doing a nun run in 2013. I’m republishing it here in honour of the third anniversary since I returned home and the beginning of life in the married vocation I am called to.
Part 17: In Virginia Present-Lee
Originally Published: Friday October 4th, 2013
Right now I am sitting in a hotel after a long day of driving…. This is going to be my last post before engaging in an internet black out until the 14th of October while I’m on retreat. I will be making my way first to Nashville, Tennessee for a weekend Jesus Caritas Retreat with the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia and then make my way up to Michigan and then back home to Philly again. I have a map route here.
I am seriously psyched. I cannot wait! I’m on the way FINAL-LEE! (For the joke, you need to watch 1776: The Musical, you don’t know nothing about American History until you’ve seen it). On the road is awesome too. I have a neat, little compact Dodge (surprisingly fuel efficient) and had a lovely time listing to Irish folk music as I cruised the rolling landscape of Shenandoah Valley. Having fantasies about buying one of the farms I was passing and living the rest of my days there… raising some cows, riding my horse… hiking in the woods. I’ll update the post after the blackout is over to put it in context.
So I leave you all with a request… a very simple one. Pray for me. Storm heaven if you can. Bug my patron saints, any special person you pray to… Please pray for me, I will need every prayer I can get. Prayers for clarity, serenity and courage all I would like is the next little step. Also praying for a giant neon sign to appear and tell me ‘yes’ or ‘no’ too. Not to fussy, either way. Thank you to you all already for your prayers and keep them up!