Monday, January 27, 2014

Big News! (Now it's personal)

It's interesting about religious life. One day you're peeling potatoes and the next day you get a phone call that changes everything. 

Guess what? 

I got the phone call.

Image from Wikipedia Commons.
Our sisters in England asked for a bit of extra help in the area of social media and the Internet ministry in general, and I was asked to be the helper. As it stands, in between fulfilling my commitments here in Chicago, I will be packing my books and things for storage in order to be ready for departure on April 22. I expect to be stationed in London, where we have a bookstore (just like the one here in Chicago) on one of the main shopping streets. The assignment lasts one year.

Details to follow as we figure them out. Meanwhile, there was a $1.99 sale of Kindle titles yesterday, and I downloaded a book called Londoners to help me begin to familiarize myself with the local culture…

Please spare an extra prayer as I attempt to organize deadlines, commitments and…packing. Thanks.

7 comments:

Heidi Saxton said...

Congratulations, Sister! Sounds like a wonderful adventure!

Christine said...

Congratulations and many prayers for you to complete a very successful mission

gingerbap40 said...

Oh so you're coming to the British Isles now - fantastic! I live in Belfast which is only an hour by plane from London. I've been to London lots of times of course but not in a while as my brother who used to live there now lives in Jersey City. Two of London's airports are to the north of it - actually they are over an hour by train/bus from the centre - they are called Luton and Stansted and I fly to these but don't actually go into London as I have relatives further north. I suppose you'll fly in to Heathrow - it's a huge confusing place with lots of different terminals that take perhaps a half hour bus journey to travel between. I recommend Notes from a small island by Bill Bryson as an introduction to British culture(he was an American who lived in the UK for many years). And I presume you will come over to Ireland - to see where your ancestors came from. I look forward to the blogs!

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

Truth to tell, Ginger, Ireland has been on Jesus's to-do list for many years. Let's see how he manages it!

Pat Gohn said...

Wowsers! Super cool! And all that good stuff!

Maureen said...

The coin counting machine at the Jewel on State St at Grand spit out 5 pence last week. Now I know, it is meant for you.

Betty Twamley said...

Looking forward to meeting you.