You may consider this my farewell post. My absence from the blog for the last month or so has been due to my being a postulant to the Dominican Friars. Tomorrow I leave for the novitiate. I am scheduled to receive my religious name in the next few days and to be clothed with the habit of the Order on the Feast of St. Dominic.
I do miss seeing you all, but I have nothing but happiness and joy in my heart because I know that I am where God wants me doing what He wants me to do.
This especially to my friends in the Washington area - If I don't answer email or call you, don't think that I have forgotten you. I don't have a cell phone or a computer of my own, and the novice master has told us to ask people to give us some "space," especially during the early part of the novitiate. I will (D.v.) be back in Washington for studies in a year, and perhaps I will see you then. Don't expect things to be the same as they were before, because we'll both have grown and changed. But don't think that I love you any less. Even if I never get to see you again on earth - let's all be saints and then before long we will all be together with God in heaven. You are all in my prayers.
If you don't mind me sharing some of the things I've learned in the last month or so...
My mother has always liked to say, "Mañana is the busiest day of the week," and I have found that this is very true. If there's something you've always been meaning to do, and you don't do it today, chances are you won't do it tomorrow either, because tomorrow will probably be much like today. So do it now.
Similarly, don't let your vocation be something you always think about and maybe talk about but never do anything about. There is something God wants of you. Find out what it is and do it. Then you will be happy.
Oremus pro invicem.