This is a great video by a priest in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Fr. Gjengdahl, at his blog, Voice of the Vicar. He is a definite hockey devote. I really enjoyed it.
Here is a lovely article – US Speedskater Took Leap of Faith – about Olympic speedskater Kirstin Holum, who gave up the sport to become Sister Catherine with the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. Read her short testimonial about how she answered God’s call and found deep peace and love.
“Middle ranking civil servant, single, Catholic, 43-years-old, immaculate past, from the countryside, is seeking a good Catholic pure girl, who can cook well, and who can do all housework, who is also capable of sewing and a good homemaker in order to marry at the soonest opportunity. Personal fortune would be desirable but is not however a precondition.”
The ad did not work. He received a promotion at work, and decided to try again. He placed the ad again in July. This time a woman named Maria Peintner, 36 years old and a cook, answered the ad. There was no personal fortune. They met at a coffee shop and were engaged a few days later. The wedding was in November. The last of their three children was born in 1927 and they decided to name him after his father…Joseph.
I’ve have never really watched Oprah, but the other day she invited the nuns from the thriving Dominican Sisters of Mary, who live in a convent outside Detroit, to show us their lives. It was a beautiful interview with the sisters and you can see the accompanying article and video clips here: >Lisa Ling Goes Inside a Convent.