As I get closer and closer to my first triathlon, I’m trying to get in as much training as possible without wiping myself out or neglecting my nunly responsibilities. I am also increasingly reflecting on the discipline of training and how much it has in common with the spiritual life.
Below is an article from ZENIT on the lay vocation. Too often not much is said about lay vocations. Some even equate “vocation” only with religious or ordained life. The truth is, however, we all have a vocation. I recently read this piece and wanted to share it with you.
I’ve been reading Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, Jesus of Nazareth: From Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration (Doubleday, 2007). Of the book the pope himself says, “This book is… my personal search ‘for the face of the Lord.’”
Spanish sisters who drank beer for 45 days straight as part of a medical research project are part of a growing trend to study nuns whose unique healthy, celibate lifestyle makes them ideal for such purposes.