Just when we get those wonderful Gospel parables of the sower and the weeds, matched with the matchless prophet Jeremiah, I get the migraine to end all migraines (or at least to end all blog posts). It's much better now, thank you. And I have two days left to finish up my work (sigh; nowhere near where I had hoped to be at this point in the summer), clean my room extra well (so Sr Margaret Michael can use it during the Discernment Retreat--which got so many responses they''ll be stacking the retreatants on the book cases) and finish packing for my own annual retreat, followed by a home visit and the Catholic New Media Conference, all in a row.
By the way, if you can't attend the CNMC in person (in Texas), they are offering a virtual registration. If you are interested in how the Church can better use social media to evangelize, be sure to look into that option.
Prayers are needed as well for the family of our superior. Just after her brother was diagnosed with advanced cancer, two other members of the extended family died. It is a lot for them to deal with. They are on the other side of the planet (literally: New Zealand mostly), so being that far away is extra hard for sister, who is about to make her own retreat--and celebrate her Silver Jubilee.