*exhales* okay here we go

So yesterday I decided to talk to my dad, one on one, about my vocation. For those that don’t know, I’ve been discerning the Discalced Carmelites for nearly two years and my parents don’t like it. At all.

He said a lot of things that break my heart, but I’m not gonna put them all here. Basically he’s not letting me visit (I’m still a minor) the monastery because it’ll be more “brain-washing”. He doesn’t want me to enter. He thinks I’m throwing my life away, wasting everything I’ve worked for, will be turning my back on the world, not doing any good or helping people, etc. He even called it “nun prison”.

He and my mother can’t reconcile it in their hearts and beg me to rethink it. Doesn’t matter if I never get married or never have kids. Anything but become a Carmlelite, where I won’t have any “freedom” to go anywhere, do anything, see anybody.

I know very well the power of the prayers of the Catholic Tumblr community. So I’m here before you once more, as your sister, begging you to pray that their hearts are softened, that they can come to understand what I’m called to, and that they see the joy it will bring me and them.

Prayer Request:

Please say a prayer for me. I’ve been struggling with keeping any sort of prayer life and generally just keeping God and the faith in mind at all lately. 

I’m self-aware enough to know it’s a very big problem, but I’m having a lot of trouble actually fixing it. Its very frustrating and I’m feeling very distant and generally disappointed in myself.   

I’m looking for a therapist. I think it’s time. I’ve been struggling for a really long time and there’s so much I need to work through. Plus it would probably alleviate a lot of yhe loneliness I’m experiencing with living in a new city.
Please pray that I would find a wonderful therapist that works with my insurance and that I would start healing.

Hey, guys, if you can, please pray for my grandmother. We have to put her dog to sleep today, and this dog is the last thing she has of her father because the dog used to belong to him. She’s not doing well, and I’m not doing well at connecting with her emotionally in a helpful way and it’s a difficult day.

Prayer Request

Again.

I feel like I to do these all too often. We’re having car problems. Again. Surprising huh? Just after we were starting to get ahead and get closer to getting the hell out of here, it happened again.

Please, pray for us. Please pray for a our car to be fixed and stay fixed for a while, because right now it’s just a vicious cycle that never ends. Please pray that we finally can move out, because it’s seeming further and further out of reach.

epicpew.com
Catholic Church vandalized with upside down cross in Fresno, CA
From ABC30 Action News: FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) A disturbing discovery at a church in Fresno’s Tower District. Saint Therese Catholic Church was vandalized Wednesday afternoon.

While the intention was awful and it’s not exactly aesthetically pleasing, the joke is on the vandals for putting the cross of St. Peter on a Catholic Church.  These people don’t even know enough about Catholicism to effectively mock it.

Say a prayer for the conversion of those who did this.  

Please pray for the souls of the recently departed- victims of the Orlando shooting

Here are the names of the victims (released so far)

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34

Stanley Almodovar III, 23

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22

Luis S. Vielma, 22

Kimberly Morris, 37

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50

Amanda Alvear, 25

Martin Benitez Torres, 33

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31

Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26

Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25

Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30

Joey Rayon Paniagua, 32

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19

Cory James Connell, 21

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37

Luis Daniel Conde, 39

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33

Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25

Jerald Arthur Wright, 31

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25

prayer request

i am not sure if you guys are aware with the disputes with the islands on the West Philippine Sea. China is claiming them and they’ve ruined hundreds of hectares of coral reefs (they’re constructing buildings idk) and our local fishermen lost their livelihood too.

here’s a picture of a map so that you can imagine how ridiculous China is, they’re claiming all the islands and lands around them.

But yesterday, we won the arbitration case, decided by the United Nations (heyy the islands are ours). But the thing is China won’t accept that decision. There are rumors right now that China will declare a war against us together with the United States cause the USA “interfered” (thats how China calls it) with the disputes in the sea and China doesn’t like that at all. if you’re interested with more information, you can google, the news is all over the place.

BASICALLY, i’m asking if you guys could pray for us, the Philippines and for China. Nobody has time for war. And if that happened, we might die and i’ll miss you all. Thank you 

Edit: Coming to terms

This is Kori. She’s been missing for the past two weeks. My family and I can’t find a trace of her anywhere and we fear that the coyotes living in the nearby woods found her. I’m prepared to accept the worst, but I want closure. 

Please consider donating to my YouCaring page here.

This fund will go towards paying a dog search team to track her scent and hopefully find her. At the least, I want her collar back so we have something physical to remember her by. If you can’t donate, then reblog so I can meet my goal. The fund is only $250, so I’m hoping to make the goal soon. 

Thank you for your support and your prayers. 

Hey Catholic Tumblr

Here is my problem.

I am scared.

So much bad stuff has been happening and I feel like it is only going to get worse. My brother is leaving for Poland tonight for World Youth Day and I’m very scared that with all the violence going on, something bad will happen there.

My request is this. I want you guys to pray with me daily for the safety of our brothers and sisters who are going to Poland to be with His Holiness, Pope Francis and for the safety of all of God’s people worldwide.

Thank you friends. Peace be with you.

My grandfather received the Sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and anointing of the sick tonight. He took St. Jude as his patron saint. He is expected to pass in the next 24 hours or so. Please pray for a peaceful death and peace for my family, especially his daughters and wife.

Help

A girl I work with might die.
The only thing that will keep her from dying is God literally working a miracle over doctors hands.
She got into a bad wreck. She wasn’t wearing her seatbelt. She got thrown from the car into concrete. She already lost one of her kidneys, the other one barely works. She might lose a leg. She can’t even be sewn shut because they’re still trying to stop bleeding. Her liver is bleeding. They removed her spleen.