Please God, I am planning on entering the Carmel of the Holy Spirit, a 1990 Carmel, in Kirk Edge, Sheffield in England very soon - in the next month or so. I just raise the airfare expenses and finish a few things here. Though I live in Texas, USA, God has called me to a beautiful, traditional, austere Carmel in England. This community is so very true to the life of Carmel that St. Teresa of Avila founded/reformed in the 1500s that it is as if she herself is there now! In this Carmel, you get your religious name before you enter so you are called this upon entrance. My religious name will be my favorite Carmelite saint with her title and my devotion: Sr. Mary Maravillas of Jesus and the Holy Face - St. Maravillas of Jesus my favorite Carmelite saint from Spain who is like another St. Teresa of Avila and the Holy Face, which is the title, is favorite devotion. I was given the name Mary at birth after Our lady and St. Therese as my middle name so she is another patron saint so I have wonderful patrons! Their website is: http://www.kirkedge.org.uk/index.html Photo album of them: https://picasaweb.google.com/jmjtcarmelite/CarmelOfKirkEdgeUK An album of a 100 Year Centenary book of their founding (sorry, the pages of this book became out of order when I uploaded to Picasa albums): https://picasaweb.google.com/jmjtcarmelite/CarmelOfKirkEdgeSheffieldCentenaryBook?authkey=Gv1sRgCKTnnb2aodXGTQ An album of photos and drawings/paintings of St. Maravillas of Jesus is at: https://picasaweb.google.com/jmjtcarmelite/StMaravillasOfJesus Trusting in God's Divine Providence, love and mercy, I, like St. Therese and St. John of the Cross, have boundless confidence and trust in God that He will send me benefactors to help me pay off this debt so I may do as He has asked of me, "Come, follow me"! With trust and confidence I pray: Jesus, My Beloved, My Crucified Love, I thank you for sending me wonderful benefactors. Please watch over them and guide them in their life and hear their prayers and show them your love and mercy. May their lives be blessed because you are truly living within them. May they always know the Love You have for them. Lord, I also pray for all of their intentions, great and small for themselves and their loved ones. I beg you to hear them and answer them. May You open their hearts and give them generosity to help me and others with debt that want to follow Your call to the religious life were we give up all we have and are for love of You. Jesus, you are Holy and Mighty. Your Wonder truly is on and all over this earth. For without You, I would be nothing. Allow me to see myself for who You have created me to be. I want nothing but You. Nothing but to do Your Will. I am so unworthy of your Love and this great gift of a Carmelite vocation but still You lavish your Love upon me. I give myself to you completely. Teach me and others to be meek and humble of heart as You are. May I be a holy Carmelite and worthy to be Your spouse. Amen.
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