Sunday, 28 October 2007

Hey... That Time Of Year Again...!

I feel sure that the years are going past more quickly. Someone ought to do a study of it... it's probably due to global warming or the hole in the ozone layer. They're generally blamed for everything else...

Chatting to a friend on the phone yesterday evening, I realised that there are only six weeks before I renew my vows. This year, because of the way things have panned out, I am having the celebration on Saturday 8th December, 2007. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception has got to be a great day to renew a dedication of my life to God and his Church!

It's been five years since I first made my vows. I can honestly say it was the best decision of my life (short of returning to the Church... though that wasn't a decision as such, more bowing to the inevitable!)

I'm not consecrated, although my manner of life is very similar. You can read more about the vows I've taken HERE, and one of the readings I had last year on the vow of chastity, by St. Francis de Sales, is posted HERE. For more information, try typing "vows" into the search box at the top of the blog, and you can see what comes up.

Anyway, the ceremony is at 12:30pm at Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen, with lunch in the Hall afterwards. If any fellow bloggers are around, it would be great to see you (though a mention in the combox would be helpful for catering purposes!)

8 comments:

Mark said...

Ad multos Annos! Wish I could be there. :)

vernon said...

Congratulations on the forthcoming renewal of your vows.

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend as I will be at St George's Cathedral for the first Traditional (aka Extraordinary Form) Sung Mass there since the changes of Vatican 2.

gemoftheocean said...

Congrats to you, Mac!

Hope the day is splendid.

Anne said...

Why do you have to renew your vows each year? or can you choose when you wish to renew them. 5, 10, 15, 20...years?

Mac McLernon said...

Anne, I don't "have to" renew them. I just like to do so. It reminds me (and those around me) that I have chosen this way of life. It's a bit like celebrating a wedding anniversary by doing "something special"

Anne said...

Thanks for the clarification.

Dymphna said...

God bless you on the occasion of your renewal.

newhousenewjob said...

I'd love to come, but I think I'm already booked up for that weekend. If the plans change, I'll be there with bells on...

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