|My new neighbor and friend|
It's official! I moved to the novitiate a week ago, and I am a novice!
Amid all the chaos of moving, packing, unpacking, finding my way around in a new city, it has taken a while to sink in (and I'm sure it will continue to sink in).
What does it mean to be a novice? Well, I'm still learning that part, but I know that it means I am given more time to spend with God in prayer, and with my community. It also means that I will be learning about religious life both at home (where we will talk about the Society of the Sacred Heart and how we live in it) and in a class with other novices.
In prayer today, I was reading the alternate first reading, from Paul's letter to the Romans:
Brothers and sisters: We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to God's purpose.
I know in my heart that I am called by God, and that helps me through the challenges of a new city and a new way of life.
Blessings to all!