Saturday, 24 June 2017

Humbled Because of Consolation

I remember a while ago I was reading a book that said the souls that have highest form of sanctity detest consolation and seek for suffering alone to offer up to God. And I will say there are some exceptional souls that perhaps this applies to (some people would bring up victim souls, which I plan on writing about soon.) For a while then, I made it my goal to make suffering and offering up desolation the focus, rather than being happy with consolation.

What I love about this blog, is that every time I get inspired with a new concept in my spiritual life, I can quickly write it down and leave it for others to perhaps be inspired with as well. And today is one of those days. I often write that we must see suffering as a means to a greater good, but I want to add that suffering does not in any way ever need to be the focus. It takes a special kind of humility to admit that we are limited, and can't be offering ourselves up as a victim to God all the time. God doesn't want us to be victims, He calls us to be His beloved children who roam the world in peace and happiness, waiting to go to their heavenly home.

Pride can make it very easy for us to say when we are having a difficult time, "Look at me, and how I suffer! I am a victim soul, and do not need silly consolations. Let God put the world on my shoulders, because ME, MYSELF, AND I CAN TAKE IT!" Offering up suffering is an amazing act of love, it's true, but not like this. No matter what background or past you come from, whether it be a happy traditional Catholic family, or a broken home with divorced parents, everyone deserves to be happy and consoled. You might argue because of sin we deserve nothing. But because of God's grace in our soul, He lifts us up to the eternal and infinite, and makes us worthy of incredible things we cannot even possibly imagine on this earth.

Our Lord, when He was talking about giving us our hundred fold, specifically said, "on earth, and in Heaven." That means we do not have to toil all the time in the world, rather we must accept the grace to see right away that our trial leads to the greater good, and rejoice immediately! We mustn't dwell on our pain, or bask in our miseries. Do not let the Devil take away your merit with pride, but fight him with a smile and peaceful disposition. God's love is always burning for us, and He does desire to make us happy even here on earth. Does a father like to see his son in pain because he things it will do him good? God does desire to comfort us on earth, and we need to be humble enough to accept that, and agree with the fact that we do need it in our spiritual lives. We were born to be happy!

Let us then get down on our knees, and say to Our Lord:

Dear Jesus, behold me prostrate before Thy throne. I humble myself and freely admit that on my own, the cross Thou hast given me could not move an inch. I do not ask for suffering, or for an easy life, but rather that through all my experiences, Thy grace will abound, and through everything I may find consolation in Thy presence and generous blessings. Amen.


Friday, 23 June 2017

Radio Recording - Talking About Vocations

If any of you are interested, as I mentioned previously I was featured on Magnificat Media Radio, and got to speak about vocations and my own experience at the convent. It was a fantastic experience, especially since I'm opening up with my struggles and how I overcame them. Please listen down below, and as always I will keep you all in my prayers! God bless and Our Lady protect!

https://soundcloud.com/magnificat-media/your-morning-tradition-june-16-2018

(I begin talking around 30:00, before is a talk from Fulton Sheen)

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Listen to Me Live!

Listen to me live on Magnificat Media on Friday at 6am, 7am, 3pm, or 4pm Central Time. I will be talking about vocations as well as my own experience at the convent. http://www.magnificatmedia.com/

I will also have a recording of the interview afterwards for those who missed it and still would like to hear. I'll talk to you then!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

A Quick Thank You!

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to all those who have read my blog throughout the years. It has now been five years since I started up this blog, and because of all my readers, I've been blessed with so many incredible opportunities. I now write for Catholic Family News, am slowly expanding to other newspapers, hopefully soon will appear on a radio show (stay tuned!), and if God gives me the grace to finally sit down and finish it, release my first book! I feel so humbled by the amazing response my writing has received from you all, and can only pray I live up to all the kind words given to me. Every act of charity that I've been blessed with from my readers means more than you will ever know, and helps me persevere in my own personal and spiritual life. Please know that I am thinking and praying for every soul that reads this very sentence, and hope that God will reward you for your generosity for this poor writer.

Also, if any of you would like me to write any articles for you, whether it be for your blog, youth group newspaper, and so on, I would be more than happy to! Finally I'm going to put my personal email in this article for anyone who would like to request said writings, talk, or have a discussion about anything they wish as well, whether it be about their own spiritual life, the Catholic Church in general, and the like. My email is allie_reis@hotmail.com. Once again God bless you all and Our Lady protect you and keep you under her precious mantle.

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O God, of Whose mercies there is no number, and of Whose goodness the treasure is infinite; we render thanks to Your most gracious majesty for the gifts You have bestowed upon us, evermore beseeching Your clemency, that as You grant the petitions of them that ask You, You will never forsake them, but will prepare for the reward to come. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.