This evening I was formally accepted into candidacy with the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The program was beautiful and touching. I feel very loved by this community and it is very humbling. It’s a bit overwhelming, really. I managed to hold off the tears until the end, when I received a congratulatory hug from the vocations director, and then I couldn’t keep it in any longer. It’s hard to express the gratitude I feel to have reached this point. Nine years to get here and it’s really only the beginning.
Today we also celebrate the feast of Christ the King and so I know that this day, in fact, belongs to God and not to me. I feel blessed to have found this community, led here by God, and my heart is open to whatever lies ahead.
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So beautifully written, Sarah. I am very happy for you; it seems to me that each time you add to your blog, you are sounding more and more content with the path you have chosen. May God bless you abundantly as you continue down this path.
I am very happy for your Sarah. May God continue to bless you.
That’s amazing Sarah! Congratulations on your candidacy! I’m so happy for you- can’t wait to hear more about the program. Lots of love!
Well, Thister Tharah. I happy that you have found your path in life!!! I just got your blog from Aunty Lorna and will continue to follow up!! Congrats on your big day and look forward to hearing more about your new vocation. Love and hugs!