((Sorry it's been so long. My hands have been full! And I'm horrible at wording things like these, so hang in there.))
1.) It's beautiful
2.) The people who occupy the convent are even more beautiful and radiate joy. (It's contagious.)
3.) Considering that I was Baptist, I had never experienced this way of life or gave it any thought of mind.
4.) Christ actually SPOKE to ME. Yep, I was shocked. I wan't even expecting it either. Once we got to the convent we had time to go and pray in their new Church(BEAUTIFUL). It was dark in there, except the altar and the Monstrance were lit up, and it just kind of settled your heart for prayer. So I took up a spot in the back, admired everything, everyone, and then closed my eyes and started to pray. You know how sometimes when you're praying and you ask God a question and you think He replied but you're 78% sure that
that was you giving yourself the answer you wanted? Well, it happens all the time for me. But this time, it definitely was NOT me. I was most probably rambling on about my day and then all of a sudden I hear this Voice saying "Come, follow me. Do my Word." That was totally not in my brain waves and I had no intention of ever telling myself that. Completely random. But I replied "Of course, Lord, whatever you say." Even though I had no idea what He meant by that. Sure thing. (His words all came together later on in this journey.)
- I felt the call to Catholicism and I attended RCIA. The process, spiritually, was not easy and I went to war with myself (and others) multiple times. But Christ gave me the strength to press on and to discern Truth. He showed me support through things and people and it was truly a blessed journey in my life. Even though some have said I am way too young to make a huge decision like that, I believe that you are NEVER to young or old to do what Christ is calling you to do. It may seem ridiculous and impossible at first, but when you have faith and give it all to Christ you will realize through Christ all things are possible and beautiful.
Thank you, Lord, for putting in mind Your best interest for me. Allow me to become everything that You intended for me to be.
"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect.
No, I worked harder than all of them-yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me."
1 Corinthians 15:10