Happy Belated Feast of the Sacred Heart to all!
During the past week or so I have been thinking about some of the upcoming posts mainly as a welcome distraction from the stress of all the final exams I have been undergoing (about 14 these past few months). Today I thought it would be a good idea to sneak in a post before I totally become a hermit to prepare for my comprehensive exams which will be held on the 10th and give a couple updates.
We have some really neat vocation interviews coming up and I am looking forward to being able to share them with you. Some of the interviews we’ll be publishing on this blog, and some will be available in the upcoming membership site.
Although our logo has the silhouette of a priest and a nun, our intention is to cover all of the vocations in the Catholic (Latin) Church as recognized by canon law. Thus, it would have been nice if we could have put in a married couple in the logo, but unfortunately that was not possible. However, we will be discussing the vocation of marriage pretty soon. As one who has worked in the Church Tribunals, I feel that vocational discernment to marriage is tough and should be given ample assistance. In addition, it is quite possible that some insights from my experience with people who have been in invalid marriages might be useful to some discerners.
There has been a tremendous amount of interest recently in the vocation to consecrated virginity lived in the world and of the diocesan hermits. Because of this interest, there is an upcoming post that will be very special for those who are discerning consecrated virginity. Also, if a rumor that I’ve heard turns out to be true, I’ll be covering the diocesan hermits and new forms of consecrated life more in depth either this month or in July.
An apology to those who want more on the priesthood, permanent diaconate, and religious life: I am gathering speakers and writers to cover topics of interest for you. Right now it seems that it is my lot to cover the vocation of consecrated virginity because of the historic Rome gathering and other factors. I will be getting to the priesthood and religious life as soon as I can, and hopefully in collaboration with others you may be familiar with. We do have speakers and writers lining up, but everything is more or less suspended until I get back to the States as (God willing) a full-fledged canonist later this month.
Until then, may God keep you ever close to Himself!