Introducing Career Coaching!

By Ryan Haber. “What do I do next?” You might not know. To make things worse, you might not very good at much that the world is willing to pay for. I felt that way when I left the seminary. I landed a decent job almost by dumb luck but didn’t really know what I was...

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Rejection and the Rosary

By Bernadette Monica. Three years after leaving my former community it seemed like all the pieces in the puzzle of my life were finally coming together. I had found another community and everything appeared to be indicating that this was truly what the Lord had...

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Book Review: One Beautiful Dream

I entered into reading Jennifer Fulwiler’s book One Beautiful Dream with a bit of apprehension. From my perspective as a single woman, most Catholic media are focused on spouse and family and have little that relate to my life experiences. However, I was pleasantly...

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Hurricane

By Windy Day. In 2016, I went for a walk with a colleague when Hurricane Matthew was striking the United States. We couldn’t help but talk about the weather because it was such big news. He shared that he was in Virginia for Hurricane Bertha...

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Plain Without, Shining Within

By Gertrude Heartwood. In Fr. (now Bishop) Robert Barron's video series Catholicism, he points out that Our Lord Jesus did not have any religious status in his society.  He was not a member of the priestly class and was neither a scribe nor a Pharisee. He was a manual...

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Experiencing Holy Envy

By Christina M. Sorrentino, re-printed with permission from her blog https://calledtoloveosb.blogspot.com/ One of the greatest blessings of living in a monastery or convent is being able to live with the Blessed Sacrament. When young women would come on a discernment...

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Five Years of Leonie’s Longing!

Thank you to all our volunteers, supporters, and friends! We've made a video to celebrate, and hope that you enjoy sharing this milestone with us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC5ZKdJLeFI&feature=youtu.be

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Learning Curve: Discernment, the Second Time Around

By Cinnamon. Some time ago, I had a conversation with a friend who, like me, left a religious community during formation. We were light-heartedly discussing which communities we would think about entering if we tried again, and she mentioned one which is famous for...

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Discerning His Will in the Silence

By Cara Ruegg. I breathe the wind Into swollen lungs Red eyes blink And all is gone. It disappears At least for a moment Standing at the crossroads Nervous and trembling Do I even want anything? There is no silent conviction There is no conviction at all There is...

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Album Review: “Evergreen” by Audrey Assad

By Mouse. I’ve been following the work of Leonie’s Longing for a few years now, even though I’m having the opposite problem from many others who might read this: my circumstances mean that I am having a hard time *entering* a convent, rather than transitioning out of...

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