Please pray for a dear friend who enetered monastic life on the feast of the Assumption. He is finding it very difficult to adjust.
I neglected to do spell check - if I want to correct my mistakes I have to go through posting all over again.
I hope he doesn't get too discouraged. I am a lay oblate of St. Benedict. I have found a great deal of peace at the few monasteries I have visited. though I know these are just visits, I often wish to keep the peace I gain from a day in contemplation for longer. Then, I come home and back to a hectic life, in a world that is more and more lacking in good direction. I am thankful for my monastic friends.It is like having my compass reset to True North.
I've always felt an attraction to monaqsteries, but I didn't know it was a monastery that I desired. It's almost like being thirsty for the first time and finding water by accident.I will pray for your friend.
Deer Mester Tery, I thinck thaat thees men ar onederful ,and aftir a sumer withe my chilldran I ame loosin watts lefft of my minde. Oh howe I envey a liffe liik thers.Oh howe I longe to liv quietlley, and simplie. I haate stuf soo maebee I woold fitte inn. Watt I envie moost is that noo one is yeling at anieone. Nor ar thay wackin each othirr around. Watt beutifal peeple!! I luv theese menn. Oh howe I desirre a closir walke withe Jesus ,butt I cann't heare himm ovr al of the nois.Pleese God savve mee.Thancks fore sharin Tery. ( Seriously ,I would have never caught your spelling errors until you pointed it out, I love it when you make mistakes cause then I don't feel so very stupid (cause I really am, my father said so for years!). I like that your human ,and not a computer screen. I think that it is charming when you goof. I was just having a little fun with you. I hope you know that. God bless you. Belinda :)Oops! I forgot to use spell check too!
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