I need to ask a favor. One of the Catholic Workers I live with at Casa de Clara, Laryn Kovalik, is in the process of becoming a Verbum Dei religious sister. If you are not familiar with Verbum Dei, check them out here. They are an awesome community of priests, brothers, sisters and consecrated married couples, I know I was shocked to hear about the married couples too, I thought it was awesome😀.
Laryn’s problem is that she has some student loans to pay off and is working full time and living as simple as you could to put as much money as possible towards pay her loans off, but she still needs some help.
Thankfully there is an organization called the Labouré Society which helps people accepted into a diocese or religious community pay off their student loans because you cannot enter religious life with debt. So if you would not mind taking a moment and checking out Laryn’s story by click her.
You can also watch this quick YouTube video of her describing her vocation story below:
It is ironic that I am sharing an advertisement with a positive option of it after I just shared how my fear of joining the advertisement industry lead me to taking a year off of school, but this one was too good not to share.
First you have to be familiar with St. Ignatius’ prayer for generosity:
Lord Jesus, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve,
To give and not to count the cost,
To fight and not to heed the wounds,
To toil and not to seek for rest,
To labor and not to seek reward,
Except that of knowing that I do your will.
The video below is an ad for a Thai insurance company that tells the story of a man who is generous, serves others, and gives without counting the cost—some of the very virtues we ask for when we pray the Prayer for Generosity.
I thought it was a beautiful video and wish there could be more ads that tried to convey a similar message. What do you think?
I found this video on IgnatianSpirituality.com, a great resource for all things spiritual with an Ignatian flavor.