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October 5, 2007

Although Teresa “suffered much” in the first days of being in the monastery, she grew to like being with the nuns.

October 4, 2007

Saint Teresa of Avila tells of a time when she was 7 and her brother was 11. After having read the lives of the saints, they decided that martyrdom was the quickest and easiest way to get to heaven.

September 26, 2007

I’ve still been thinking and praying on hope which began with my chance encounter with graffiti (see earlier post). I continue to bring this to prayer.

September 24, 2007

New trails are always fun to ride because you don’t know what to expect. It turns out that this bike path went through an area with vacant lots, a railroad yard, and some abandoned buildings. There was hardly anyone around which seemed odd.

September 19, 2007

It’s weird how you have a life-changing experience and then **poof** it’s over … there’s this vacuum of space that was once filled with the training, the encouragement of others, the adrenaline, and the anticipation.

September 12, 2007

... why I’m writing is that you seem to be unabashedly open with who you are as a nun and what that means ...

September 7, 2007

... the copy for the ad reads, “Vanity Never Stops” and the images are of “nuns” whose elaborately shaped veils hint at exotic hairstyles beneath the drapery.

August 31, 2007

Making a pilgrimage is a great form of prayer, discernment, and personal growth.

August 14, 2007

Thank you for your encouragement and prayers as I prepared for and participated in the triathlon. I accomplished my goal: I finished! I can’t tell you how amazing it is to set a goal that you never thought you could do, work towards it, and then have the opportunity to fulfill that goal.