Category Archives: Vocation

  1. The Single Life is Not a Vocation – Part Two

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    May 7, 2019 by lucieromarin

    I’ve written already about why the single life is not a vocation and should not be thoughtlessly described as such. …
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  2. Burying the Cake – and the Alleluia

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    November 10, 2018 by lucieromarin

    I’ve been ironing baby-clothes and thinking about this post by Dorothy Cummings McLean, in which she writes about what it …
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  3. On Turning Forty

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    July 18, 2018 by lucieromarin

    Single women raised in conservative communities dread their fortieth birthdays. (I don’t know if the same is true for men; …
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  4. The Doctor. The Disaster. The Drone. (Three Unrelated Theories)

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    October 13, 2014 by lucieromarin

    Last week, while absorbed in the thought that the majestic, aristocratic, nuanced, heart-rending Peter Capaldi is most certainly the best …
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  5. Discerning and Not Discerning

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    September 18, 2014 by lucieromarin

    Historically, very few Catholics have discerned their vocations in the way that is now marketed as normal. The majority of …
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  6. The Single Life is Not a Vocation

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    June 25, 2014 by lucieromarin

    People  – including authoritative people – will tell you that the single life is a vocation. This is irksome for …
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  7. “I do not Promise You Happiness in this Life…”

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    January 29, 2014 by lucieromarin

    In an apparition to St Bernadette Soubirous, Our Lady said, “I do not promise you happiness in this life, but …
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