Hello, Leonie’s Ladies! This is Jenni, your Blog Mistress. Many of you have been in contact with me since I took over the blog in… I can’t remember, honestly. January, maybe? At any rate, I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be out of the country for about 6 weeks this summer. Since I’ll be in monasteries, I won’t have access to the internet. (The image for this post is a little hint about where I’ll be going.)

But no worries! The blog will go on, because Penny has graciously offered to be our Blog Mistress in my absence. So, if you write to the blogcontent[at]leonieslonging.org email address in the weeks to come, please don’t think it’s a typo when you see “Penny” instead of “Jenni” in the signature.

Penny is one of our blog authors, though I can’t tell you which one, cuz most of us use pseudonyms ’round here. (Except for me. My mom really calls me Jenni. Always has.) And since I’m making this rare announcement already, I’d like to take the opportunity to say to ALL our authors: YOU’RE AMAZING. Leonie’s Longing’s blog used to be a sporadic, maybe-once-a-month thing. Thanks to all of you, we’ve been able to post regular weekly blog posts for months now. We’re overjoyed, because we know that blogs help to build a sense of community and identification with others. And that is a MAJOR mission of Leonie’s Longing. We’ve even had emails from readers telling us how grateful they are that we’re posting more regularly now. That’s all YOUR doing.

If you’re a lady who has left religious life, and you’re still lurking out there on our blog (we know you’re out there, cuz we can see how many people read each post), please get in touch with us. We’re here for you, and we want to make you as much a part of our community as you want to be. So go ahead and introduce yourself to us by emailing Leonie’s Longing’s founder Theresa at contactus[at]leonieslonging.org. We can put you on our prayer list, or our events notification list, or maybe even hook you up with other Leonie’s Ladies in your area. There’s lots of things we can do, but we can’t do nuthin’ unless you say hello!

Of course, if you have any questions about the blog, or want to share with all of Leonie’s Ladies your experience or your hard-earned advice about returning to the world, don’t email Theresa. Email Penny at blogcontent[at]leonieslonging.org!

Ever (but especially tomorrow…) in His Most Sacred Heart,

Jenni