This post will irritate many, and I'm not exactly God's gift myself, but I have noticed the Irish Catholic Church has this problem on its hands. I had a guy say to me, "Have you ever noticed that lots of Nuns and priests aren't exactly the most attractive in appearances?" I said yes, and St.John … Continue reading Are Unattractive Men Who Can’t Find A Bride Called To Priesthood?
Today I spoke with the vocations director for the diaconate who organized to interview me tomorrow for this vocation at 6pm at my house. As I done my midnight vigil/office reading later tonight, I was notified by the readings that it was his feast Day July 21st. So on the day I'm being interviewed it … Continue reading Interview For Diaconate Falls On A Surprising Feast
In recent days I've been thinking about the diaconate and continue to make excuses as to why I should avoid it. Before the Lord I accused myself of all my sins and bad habits as a reason not to be admitted. "What about that time I got angry and Mr.X. See? I'm hot tempered, surely? … Continue reading Accepting Gods Call
Image by rickey123 from Pixabay When we hear of a priest or monk being refused entry into certain monasteries or other communities and parishes of his own kind rejecting him, it sounds as if he is being persecuted. This is especially true if the priest is very Orthodox in his doctrine and appears very sincere … Continue reading Is A Priest Not Being Liked By Other Priests A Good Indication He Is Holy?
Image by Wolfgang Eckert from Pixabay Today had been a busy one for me. Through the door came my application for the diaconate. Prior to filling it out and sending it away, I completed my application for Bus Eireann as a driver. Bus Eireann is Irelands national Bus transport system that gets you from A … Continue reading Reflections On A Life Once Lived
Ever since the invitation to consider the diaconate by my local priest I knew what was coming I just didn't know how it would come. Yes, I'm talking about demonic attacks. In fact the devil already knew before me what the priests had planned for me and attacked me before the invitation even took place … Continue reading I’m under serious demonic attack
Image by Jeff Jacobs from Pixabay On the feast of the Holy Trinity following my reading at Mass I was approached by my parish priest. Nothing could have prepared me for his invitation to apply for the diaconate. He had already met with the vocations director who will soon call me to discuss my possible … Continue reading Do I Go To Nineveh Or Tarshish?