Posted by: Megan | April 11, 2008

Why Mt. Carmel?

Let me begin by explaining why I titled my blog the way I did. You may recognize it as the title of a book by St. John of the Cross. When I was confirmed, I chose St. Therese of Lisieux as my confirmation saint. Through her, I learned of the Carmelites, though I didn’t think much of it until a year or so ago. At that time, I became very interested in learning more about my faith, and I also started learning about different Carmelite saints. Their spirituality really appealed to me, and I was introduced to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. To me, Mt. Carmel is a metaphor for heaven. So, this is my journey, my ascent. God willing, I will be entering the Secular Carmelites one day.

Posted by: Megan | April 9, 2008

Mt. Carmel Monastery

I wanted to identify this beautiful picture in my heading. It is a photograph of the Carmelite monastery in Carmel, California.

Posted by: Megan | April 7, 2008

100 Day Rosary

Stephen and I are getting married in just over 100 days.

Along with all the wedding plans, we have been very busy for the past several months with marriage preparation. This has been a joyous time, and we have learned so much.

Try as I might, I have not yet gotten in the habit of saying the rosary regularly.

In anticipation of our wedding, I have decided to complete a 100 day rosary. In other words, I am committing to saying the rosary at least once a day for the 100 days up to our wedding, starting this Thursday, April 10. I invite everyone and anyone to join me in this 100 day rosary, for our intentions or your own.

Posted by: Megan | April 6, 2008

Catholic Radio

On the way home from Stephen’s last night, I spotted a billboard for Catholic radio. It filled me with such joy to see this wonderful station advertised in my city.

I have been listening to Catholic radio for about a year, and it has been such a blessing. I have learned so much from it.

If you are in the DFW area, you can listen in at 910 AM for English, 850 AM for Spanish. You can also listen online at the Guadalupe Radio Network. To find a station near you, go to EWTN Global Radio Network and click on Affiliates.

Posted by: Megan | April 5, 2008

How does this work?

So, I decided to give this blogging thing a try. Hopefully it will last more than a week! I have to start out by apologizing in case my posts are irregular for now. I spilled some water on my laptop keyboard several months ago, and it has suddenly decided to go crazy on me. So I will post when my computer is sane or I can borrow some time on someone else’s computer.

I am a teacher, studying to be a certified teacher, and I am getting married in 3.5 months. I decided to start this blog because I have been inspired by, and enjoyed reading, blogs by others, and I thought I’d share some of my thoughts as well.