As the end of the year draws near and we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, Advent is a beautiful time to reflect upon the blessings that God has given us.
This year, Leonie’s Longing invites you to join our #thanksconvent movement, and tell us what you gained from your time in the convent. It could be something as simple as a skill that you picked up in religious life, or as profound as a new way of drawing closer to God that you experienced there.
You can share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter, or comment on this blog post, as many times as you like. At the end of December, the #thanksconvent comments will be gathered into a single post in celebration of the gifts that God has given us from our time in religious life!
I am grateful for the 10 years in the convent as I met so many people who I became close with at the parishes where I did my apostolate, my 8 godchildren that I gained, for learning to cantor, play organ, Sew and embrodier,
¡Aprendí español! I learned Spanish in the convent! #thanksconvent
I definitely increased my creative capabilities while in the convent – I wrote a few songs, made up feast-day gifts, birthday cards, etc.
During studies in Scripture as part of my formation in the convent, I accumulated the ideas that would form a launchpad for my PhD studies in theology. #thanksconvent !!
Gratitude and humility