This spring, I was given permission by my religious community, The Congregation of Notre Dame, to rent the house next door and then sublet to three young professional women. Visitation Place is a shared living arrangement that is faith-filled and committed to living simply by making sustainable choices. Like Mary and Elizabeth, our lives will be enriched by each other’s journey. We will share meals, prayer and volunteer outreach as our schedules allow. Women will be asked to contribute financially at subsidized costs to the upkeep of the house. Some have already expressed interest so now it is time to get concrete about the house.
Are you 20-35 years of age and working either full or part-time?
Are you looking for a healthy living situation than will nourish your faith while challenging your growth?
Pray about it and get in touch. A cup of coffee or tea, a glass of something cold always helps my discernment.
If not you, then maybe someone you know would appreciate receiving this invitation. Please share as you see fit.
And also, please pray for this small project. And know that I pray with you! Sister Sue
'The pope said we become friends only if “our encounter with another person is more than something outward or formal.” True friendship, he said, involves “sharing in the life of another person, an experience of compassion, a relationship that involves giving ourselves for others.”
...To be a true friend to priests means knowing how to “accompany and sustain them in faith, in fidelity to prayer and apostolic commitment,”...
Lay people who offer priests true friendship, the pope said, “are like the home of Bethany, where Jesus entrusted his weariness to Martha and Mary, and, thanks to their care, was able to find rest and refreshment.”'
Linda Martin shared a link to the group: Catholic Not-So-Young Adults - Charlottetown, PE.on December 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Sometimes the secular media makes good points on important issues. Thanks to a friend for sharing this; there are some glimmers of #TOB here :)
"...parents worry a great deal about the hookup culture, but ignore the fact that young people are unprepared to learn how to love and develop caring, healthy romantic relationships.
...If parents think kids don’t want to hear it from them, they should reconsider: 70 percent of the 18- to 25-year-olds who responded to the report’s survey said they wanted more information from parents about some emotional aspect of a romantic relationship. And 65 percent said they wanted guidance about it in a sex ed or health class at school. But both parents and educators seem to focus on abstinence, how not to get pregnant or how to avoid a sexually transmitted disease. In doing so, parents are missing out on having important conversations about how to love and be loved."