Friday, May 16, 2008

Blogpost Roundup for May 16, 2008

A closeup of the statue of Mary following the May crowning last Sunday. Rain forced the annual devotion to be performed indoors

Short on time, but so much to pass along. This is one effective way to do so.

From the Catholic blogosphere:

Also, please pray for "Viking" - a young norwegian blogger who converted to Catholicism a few years ago and who has applied to the FSSP seminary in Wigratzbad. His new homepage: Viking Vocation. I'll update my blogroll later.

We pray that Viking is accepted, if it is where God calls him. Many of these more traditional seminaries have been flooded with applications and some have no place to put all of the young men applying.

To Viking, and all discerning young people, I encourage you to consider that any single rejection is not an indication that one does not have a vocation, but may simply mean it is not where God is calling you. It does not at all mean that one doesn't have a vocation, but that it may not be a vocation with a particular order or diocese. It is not until you have exhausted all possible avenues that you can properly discern that you are not called to the priesthood or religious life. Many a priest or religious can recall having been rejected by one place only to see later in life what a precious grace that rejection was.

Please pray for all those discerning a vocation to the priesthood, religious life, or diaconate today!

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