Prayer Life

Well, for the past month and a half, I have been a bit slack on my spiritual life.  I haven’t really been reading much in the way of theology or within my faith (although I have done some “recreational” reading), and I have missed more of my prayer hours that I would have liked.  That has started to change today though, I am going back to my prayer life, although on a different schedule than I had as a Hermit.

I will not be getting up at Midnight to do the Office of the Readings, but will be doing them right after getting up at 5AM.  The Church I go to now does the Morning Offices prior to Mass, so I will be doing this Hour with the Congregation present at Mass.  The rest of the hours will remain at or close to their normal times. 🙂

In Christ,

Don

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A couple of months ago I was informed that the Bishop of my Dioceses was not wanting to accept my vows this coming June for the 4th year as a Hermit (one more after that and I would have been able to give permanent vows).  So, after much prayer, contemplation and looking into things, I have come out of Religious Life early and have returned to Lay Life.  In the process I have moved back to Florida, although a bit further south than the last time, now in Homestead Florida.  For now I will be living on my disability retirement from the Veterans Administration, and from my disability compensation as a disabled Veteran while I try to work out what I can do with and not adversely effect and affect my left knee, back and hips, which are why I was retired.

I do plan to continue this blog on my Spiritual Journeys, but also will have a “lay” blog at http://www.ddbellenterprises.com/DonBell, so please keep your eye on both!!

In Christ,

Don

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Continue Changes in Life!

Yep, more changes in my life!

I am in the first stages of moving fully into the life of a Diocesan Hermit.  By that I mean, I am living the Rule of life, but must live it for six month to two years under Private Vows at which time, if I am living the Rule correctly I will give my Public Vows through the Church.

This is part of why I have been silent for the past few months, but also because I was moving into the country near a Catholic Church (in the same Dioceses and with the same Priest), and several other events in my transition process.

What does this change mean for me?  Well, my days are now spent in prayer, contemplation/meditation, reading from the Doctors of the Church, reading the Bible, and work about the Church and Hermitage.  MOST of my day is spent in prayer, contemplation and studying the Word and works of the Church.  What a GREAT way to spend the day.

It also means I will not be out and about anymore, except on Saturdays to shop, etc.  No more movies (HARD one for me!  Love my movies!  (My mom will like this probably!!  She thinks I watch too many I think!), no more going to friends, etc.  I get out for Mass at Saint Joseph’s and Our Lady of Fatima (on Saturdays), but the rest of the time is at the Hermitage or Saint Mary’s Catholic Church next door (of which I have keys for).

Contact info for me remains the same, except the cell phone, which remains the same but doesn’t work where I now live, however, I will not be answering emails, the phone or the door on Fridays.  This is a day of silence for me.  A better email for me is Br.Don@brothersreconciliation.org.

In Christ,

Brother Don

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