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My cousin enters a Benedictine Monastery today!

Today my cousin Ron Culver enters St. Andrew’s Benedictine Abbey in Cleveland, OH! He begins his first six months as a postulant to pray & discern if God is calling him to be a Benedictine monk! I’m very excited for him and this beautiful journey that begins today. Please keep him in your prayers. You can read about his road to discernment at is blog Abbey Bound

This week also happens to be National Vocations Week! Have you asked God what Vocation He’s calling you to???

Guys…. Check out these great videos on the priesthood: Fishers of Men by Grassroots Films

Ladies…. Check out this video of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist! (Below the Fishers of Men videos)

 

 

 

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My cousin… a Brother! Whaaaaat?!? Gonna have a monk in the family!!!

St. Andrew's Benedictine Abbey in Cleveland, OH

My cousin Ronn has been accepted to enter St. Andrew’s Benedictine Monastery this January!!! He’s been praying and discerning his vocation for several years and after searching out different orders, meeting and visiting the Benedictines he’s finally found where he feels called to lead a life of a monk!

I’ve been blessed to be a part of this journey with him and remember the day he called me and told me he was thinking of the religious life. I’ve been praying for him, asking St. Philomena’s intercession for him & his vocation and trying to encourage and support as much as I could. Then this past August I visited St. Andrews Abbey with him. I saw how joyful he was to be there and it  gave me a lot of peace and joy.  To experience this with him has been an incredible blessing and I have learned a lot about praying, discerning and trusting in God’s plan for my life from Ronn.

He’s been a great friend and support to me and I’m going to miss him a lot! Especially our silly phone calls late at night, hanging out quoting Joe vs the Volcano and mostly our annual fishing trips up at the cabin! But I couldn’t be more happy for him. In fact I’m sooo giddy with excitement, it’s ridiculous!!!

Ronn, I’m so proud of you for saying yes to God’s call in your life! I  love you A TON cuz and am crazy happy for you!

 

My cousin Ronn doing what he loves most... Fishing!

PS  His name is really spelled Ron but I spell it Ronn… because the second n is silent! 😉 …A long lasting joke between he, my sisters and I. Someday, if God Will’s it he will no longer be Ronn but Brother…??? I’ve already picked out several GREAT names but that’s another post!

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