The convent, monastery, or active consecrated life are other, often overlooked choices for women today. In fact, it is important to acknowledge that the first feminists were definitely nuns. Have you read some of the female saints? They are often strong, outspoken, witty and hilarious, hardly docile, meek, wall flowers or a clinging vines. No, women of God are mighty oak trees, sheltering God’s children in their branches as mothers, teachers, nurses and lovers of God. Glimpse some of the young women who love God and have consecrated themselves as nuns. They are a sign of a different sort of lifestyle, another choice for modern women today.
Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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4 thoughts on “Joyful Vocations”
Melanie I have seen some beautiful things on Catholic websites but this is one of the most beautiful pages I have ever seen. This is filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit. I could not help but see Mother Mary in them. These pictures help me to understand Mother Mary!
May God continue to bless each one of them as they live their lives consecrated to Him. Amen.
So glad someone sees as i do. I picked the best images out of hundreds..they draw me into the presence of God. ummm might put one on my latest post,too
Yes the presence of God…….