It has been a very busy time behind the scenes at the Mission of Saint Thorlak, and we are most happy to be back with our weekly thoughts. We have numerous topics to discuss in the coming weeks and have honestly missed the interaction with our worldwide community.
Taking inventory has provided us with valuable information about this apostolate and what we hope to accomplish. We are seeing a steady increase in requests for individual spiritual guidance and support. We are seeing a consistently positive response to the story of St. Thorlak, whether through website content, the Novena prayer or through the interest in the upcoming release of Thorlak of Iceland, the new biography due out in October. More people are asking to be Domestic Prayer Missionaries, and as a result, more people are experiencing the transformative power of praying for one another as we walk the same path at different places.
We are very grateful to be here, and to be back.
Our first post ahead will go into more details about the book and its genesis, and how we feel it embodies the very Mission bearing the name of its subject. After that, we will talk about where we encounter God in our relationships, and where we may not expect to find rich and abundant sources of spiritual nourishment. We also have a thoughtful discussion to come on spiritual childhood.
Throughout the season ahead, we look most forward to hearing from those who are journeying with us, to gain the insights and supports and every benefit in between of knowing and being known. You will see on the right sidebar two new contact forms: A suggestion box for topics to cover, and an opportunity to submit guest blog posts to our Missionary Thoughts.
All in all, a great season is here at hand, and we are very glad to know you!
-Aimee O’Connell, T. O. Carm.
May the power of Divine Love shine in and through my weakness, so that He might be glorified in and through me, and that in my weakness, His power may reach perfection. Through Christ Our Lord, AMEN.
Fr. Mark P. Nolette - Spiritual Director for the Mission of Saint Thorlak