Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy 9/9/9!

Yes, I'm easily amused. That makes life so much fun!

It's also the St. Peter Claver's Feast Day! Who is that? Basically one of the coolest saints ever. He is the patron saint of slaves, Colombia, and African Americans. He nourished, nurtured, instructed and protected victims of slavery in the 17th century.

This morning's closing prayer:
God of mercy and love,
you offer all peoples
the dignity of sharing in your life.
By the example and prayers of Saint Peter Claver,
strengthen us to overcome all racial hatreds
and to love each other as brothers and sisters.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

We also pray for an end to slavery. Slavery still continues, only it's under a different name: human trafficking.

In other news, classes are in full swing at Silver Lake College. I am reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church for my theology class. I had no idea that it would be so spiritually enriching! I learned that God loves us so much that He is constantly drawing us close to Him. He created us to share His love and happiness with us. It is only through God and with God that we will find our ultimate joy.

We try so hard to be happier through various experiences and things, and the whole time we are seeking God. The catechism quotes St. Augustine in saying that "my soul is restless until it rests in you."

I love John Mayer's song, "Something's Missing." I wonder if he knows the answer to the question that he poses in the song. That the thing he's longing for is a deeper relationship with God.
Listen to the Song Here
Read the Lyrics Here- make sure to scroll down the page


  1. Kara,

    I've been following your blog, but haven't commented yet. Micah and I are so proud of you! We love to follow your journey and can't wait to hear the next update. You certainly make our faith come alive, and remind me, especially, of the Lord's love for us all. Best wishes to you and I promise I'll comment more on the wonderful path your life is taking! :)

    -Jane Stedman

  2. It is so wonderful to learn of your joy for the Lord and joy in following His plan for your life. Thank you for sharing your learning and experiences with us, it is something we can all learn from. Peace to you.

  3. I love your blogs, Kara. You do help me remember some of my formation days and the fervor and idealism I had then. It's still with with me but has deepened with time. Thanks for sharing your life!