Milestones on the Via Transformativa: Missing Morning Prayers and Patience

14 June 2007

Used to be that I would get bummed about missing Vigils and Lauds.  Not so much anymore.

I’ve posted recently about being on the via transformativa, the part in the mystical/faith journey that is an open-ended and integrated life of being in the world.  I’m not a monastic and am not called to be.  I have a devotion to Benedict and Benedictinism, but I’m not called to be a monk.  Indeed, I had no attraction to monasticism until I had entered a committed relationship and had a child; as if God wanted to draw me to this well-spring of spiritual teaching without the possibility of my misunderstanding the call as not one of vocation but one of deepening.

I’d like to pray Vigils and Lauds everyday, and I do on Sundays, but some weekdays it happens, and sometimes it doesn’t.  And that feels just fine to me.

Today I feel very free and unhurried about the whole discernment/vocation process.  I still want to be received into the Episcopal Church as soon as I can because I feel certain of it as the right thing to do and because I won’t sound so silly (to myself, at least) talking about a vocation within the Episcopal church if I’m, you know, actually in it.

Additionally, these are beautiful days weather-wise, and I’m learning more about gardening, which seems to be my summer task.

AND it’s the last day of school.  What could be better?

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One Response to “Milestones on the Via Transformativa: Missing Morning Prayers and Patience”


  1. Surely you were expecting this sooner or latter, but you have been tagged. Ah meme’s… 😉

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