I have been called by God to be His bride in Carmel. First, in case anyone is new to Carmel or Carmelites, this is the order that St. Therese (the Little Flower) entered. All that has been delaying my entrance – as I have been accepted and the nuns and myself have been waiting for my house to sell and to clear up remaining debt.
After much thought and prayer, I have decided to do what many other people are doing who want to enter religious life and have debt to be paid off – they are fundraising and asking for donations. Good way to practice the virtue of smashing pride!
I am, therefore, asking for donations for my vocation. I am selling my house and it should sell soon but near the mortgage payoff balance but I still have about $8,000 in other debt to pay off. I will have a PayPal Donate button on the right side bar.
Many good vocation debt help sites like Laboure Society and Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations (both big sites for debt payoff for religious candidates and found on the web) are for younger people only and for college debt, they nor anyone else helps to pay off “life debt” for us older candidates (i.e house selling, car payments, medical or credit card or other debt).
If anyone feels God urging them to help me, I am asking them to send donations to me via PayPal – my email/account there is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also “21maravillas” on Ebay and will be selling various things on Ebay also.
Any who help me with donations so I may enter Carmel, will forever have their own personal Carmelite nun praying, sacrificing and doing penance for them, their families and their intentions. (A little holy blackmail there!).
God bless any who feel called to help.
All who read this, please beg St. Joseph’s and Our Lady’s help in selling my house soon so I may follow my vocation and take Jesus as my Crucified Spouse!
Please God, I am planning on entering the Carmel of the Holy Spirit, a 1990 Carmel, in Kirk Edge, Sheffield in England very soon – in the next month or so. I just have to sell my house and pay off some debt.
In this Carmel, you get your religious name before you enter so you are called this upon entrance. My religious name will be my favorite Carmelite saint with her title and my devotion: Sr. Mary Maravillas of Jesus and the Holy Face.
Their website is: http://www.kirkedge.org.uk/index.html
Photo album of them: https://picasaweb.google.com/jmjtcarmelite/CarmelOfKirkEdgeUK
An album of a 100 Year Centenary book of their founding (sorry, the pages of this book became out of order when I uploaded to Picasa albums): https://picasaweb.google.com/jmjtcarmelite/CarmelOfKirkEdgeSheffieldCentenaryBook?authkey=Gv1sRgCKTnnb2aodXGTQ