A Truly Random Carmelite Musing

A Truly Random Carmelite Musing

A Truly Random Carmelite Musing Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. Praised be Jesus Christ!  Greetings to Alanna (you know who you are) to Rose (you know who you are) and to Sylvie (if you don’t know who you are, you’re in trouble). ?  It’s nice to...
Resistance

Resistance

Resistance Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. No one likes to be told what to do, when to do it, or how to do it.  When this happens, something inside of us puts up resistance, it’s almost like an instinctive reflex.  Even little ones seem to thrive...
St. Therese

St. Therese

St. Therese Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. I did not like St. Therese.  At all.  First off, prior to the convent, I was a bit clueless about saints.  Saints did not feel like real people.  Their holy cards always looked a bit too “fake”.  I also...
Special People

Special People

Special People Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. What makes someone special?  Do you see yourself as a special person?  Would you look at your parents and siblings and think they are special people?  Your neighbors down the street?  Your friends...
Hiking Life: Attaining the Summit

Hiking Life: Attaining the Summit

Hiking Life: Attaining the Summit Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. While walking along the mountain paths of Wrightwood, thoughts of life and how I approach life kept filtering through my mind.  The altitude, the creaking knees, the inclines (and I...
Self-Knowledge

Self-Knowledge

Self-Knowledge Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. It is likely that many of us think we know ourselves pretty well. And why not? We live in our own skins, don’t we? We know our likes and dislikes, we value our own thoughts, opinions and insights, we...
Grace-Filled Maturity

Grace-Filled Maturity

Grace-Filled Maturity Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. Age.  One of my favorite topics.  I’m actually teased endlessly in the convent because of this.  Let me tell you why.  As I grow older (whatever that means) I find it fascinating.  People never...
Proper Perspective

Proper Perspective

Proper Perspective Carmelite Musings By Sister Mary Scholastica, O.C.D. This probably happens to everyone, especially as one grows older, but I find myself regularly marveling at how quickly time passes.  And somehow in living each day however we choose to live it,...