Many years ago when I was engaged, I had a very special friend. After quite some time of prayer, fasting, seeking signs and exploration; she felt that she was called to a life of consecrated service to the Lord. I remember being so surprised when she said she didn't think marriage and family was for her and that she wanted to become a nun. She saw a sign for her when she saw a white dove, the symbol for St. Teresa who established the Carmelite order. The white dove is depicted on the invitation. A mass will be given in honor of that event. I cried tears of joy for her because this is what she truly wanted for her life. Please click "read more" below to see the invitation.
A true calling of consecrated service to the Lord should be celebrated--no matter what your religious background. Please note that this looks EXACTLY like a wedding invitation. The additional card looks EXACTLY like a registry card.
PS I also have some really funny memories of her:
1. making her lie on the floor for warmups as part of her singing lessons. She was my first volunteer student and willingly did everything I asked.
2. Having fun singing along with the radio to Disco Saturday Night. We looooved disco.
3. Staying the night at her place and being awakened at 3:33 am to pray because that's the time when the devil is most active. Seriously, the devil is active all the time.
4. Going to a bridal shower/girls night out. There was a stripper and we prayed for forgiveness for our lustful thoughts in the parking lot before driving home.