Last evening the Chapel of the Transfiguration at the Kellenberg Memorial Marianist Community was filled to capacity. Young men gathered for our annual fall Operation Fiat to share in our prayer and our evening meal to learn about our Marianist life. Bro. Karl, our featured speaker, talked about the "nexus of graces" that nourished his own vocation.
Please just whisper a prayer for an increase of vocations.
MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
– Thomas Merton