I suppose I must address the whole point of this blog. One reason is that when I initially told my friends on the Book of the Face that I was accepted for entrance into the community of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, one friend recommended that I keep a journal about my journey. I thought that by using a blog, I would be able to share that journey with my friends and anyone else who might be interested. Secondly, I am hoping that some of the people who have been kind enough to read this far may also be able to help me.
You see, as I noted in my vocation story, when I went to college, I had to take out a couple of loans. While that amount was greatly lessened by a generous scholarship and later, by my job as a Resident Assistant, those loans do still exist. According to the rules of the community, I must see to it that they are completely taken care of before I am allowed to enter. Which makes sense considering I will no longer be working once I enter and will have no way of paying off those loans when I take a vow of poverty. But now, in order to enter at the end of August, I must come up with something near to $6,000. While I am selling off what I own and trying to put every penny from my remaining paychecks into that fund, there is no way that I can do this alone. And so I am asking for your help.
On the side bar on the main page of this blog and at the bottom of this page, there is a link to my PayPal account. I am hoping that you can donate a small amount to help me on my journey. Anything will help! It isn’t tax-deductible but I am hoping you can help anyway. In return, I will take you with me in prayer to the convent. If you have any special intentions you wish me to take with me, please let me know. I will be writing all of these in a notebook so that I can lift you and those intentions up in prayer. I truly appreciate any help you can offer. I also hope you will pray for me, as well as the other 21 young women who are preparing to enter in August. We need all the prayers you can supply!
In the meanwhile, I look forward to sharing my journey with you. This has been a beautiful whirlwind and I expect the rest of the summer will be the same. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am planning to!
My thanks and may God shower His abundant blessings down upon each and every one of you!