Saturday, July 14, 2012

Missed Retreat

I felt so strangely peaceful and happy today. I mean it was other worldly. The colicky baby spent the entire day sleeping. Life was so calm, I went out and weeded the rose garden that I inherited with our new house. I assembled a giant rosary for VBS out of pool cues. Jon and I found time to do our full morning prayer session. Then he ironed out a passage in Mark for me that was hopelessly wrinkled in my head.

Only at 8:00 at night did I remember, "Oh, it's Carmel retreat weekend." All of my dear friends are at Mount Saint Mary's praying--probably specifically for me!

Thanks guys! I surfed the fumes of your deep prayer session and fell deeper in love with God today. (It was nice to know that even though I didn't make it to the retreat, His rest found me. God is good!)

Monday is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. If you haven't gathered yet....


Mary is the greatest! Her brown Carmelite mantle is the outfit I most love to see her wear. Leave me your prayer requests for Monday, please.


  1. Monday is also our seventh wedding anniversary, what a blessing!!!

    Could you please pray that God continues to bless our marriage and that we will welcome children soon? Thank you so much for your prayers!!!!

  2. I really need a job and will be applying for one tomorrow. If you'd pray for God's provision that'd be great. I'm also currently doing the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. Pretty intense and interesting. Thanks for praying.

  3. Dawn Walsh will have some of the talks by Fr. Sal. Make sure to keep an eye out for them on the Carmelite email loop. He talked a lot about Br. Lawrence and practicing the presence of God. I'm so glad you had a nice day of peace. You deserved it!