How Franciscan Postulant’s Blog Mirrors New Evangelization

by Sister Julie Ann on September 6, 2012

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Postulant Chelsea is doing her part in the New Evangelization. She began sharing her thoughts on the Sunday Gospel in her ‘Mirrorly aMusing’ blog March 2012. As she titles it: A place for reflection and musings on the mysteries of LOVE, our Lord and our Faith.

We invite you to read her most recent posting, but also scroll back and reflect on her other entries explaining her choice of name for her blog and more. For those discerning a call from God, you may find comfort in her honest, straight-forward comments in living a Gospel life.

Saturday, September 1

A “Clutter-full” Experience

As Jesus was commissioning the 12 disciples he said “… Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. The laborer deserves his keep.’ (Matthew 10:10)
And He also said “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62)
The week prior to entering the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity as a Postulant, I prepared myself by ‘taking care’ of my office…which held many tasks such as cleaning out a very full filing cabinet, going through a crowded book case and a stack of filing that could not be ignored or simply thrown into the recycle bin (believe me, I was tempted!).  As I took on the tasks one by one I had a lot of time to reflect and time to realize how much stuff I have kept along the way and WHY I still had some of this stuff! Click here to read more.



3 thoughts on “How Franciscan Postulant’s Blog Mirrors New Evangelization”

  1. sannette says:

    Chelsea, what a beautiful meditation you have shared with us. I really like how you started with the scripture and wound your way through your office and life and ended up in the mind and heart of St. Francis. God is truly “alive and well” in your heart and prayer life. May He always speak so clearly to your heart and draw you ever closer to Himself. Thank you for sharing with us. You are in our prayers.

  2. srsharon says:

    Chelsea, thank you for your meditation on the Scripture. This was used as a prayerful moment before bed time. You and the other Postulants are remembered in prayer as you discern and follow in the ways of our Religious Congregation of Franciscan Sisters.

  3. Sara Suchy says:

    These are such lovely thoughts, Chelsea. Thank you!

    You are right that it is very good (and sanctifying) to give thanks for the abundance of blessings the Lord has lavished on us through our lives before we let go of the material objects connected to them. Give thanks for the education you have received before letting go of the old papers, savor the memories of Christmas caroling before clearing away the caroling books. Keeping gratitude to the Lord in mind is such a good thing to remember when clearing out the clutter of our lives, which can be overwhelming. Truly, how shall I repay the Lord for His Goodness to me? (Psalm 116:12). Perhaps this can help slake the problem of infinite gratitude to our Lord.
    You and your sisters are in my prayers.

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