Saturday, December 18, 2010

Roald Dahl's daughter trying her vocation

Her story is here.
I am not too keen on making a great thing about anyones "trying" their vocation but what God has done for her so far is certainly something to celebrate - pray for her.
At the moment her vocation isn't to be a nun but simply to see if God and her convent want her - to be open to God's will.

3 comments:

Mhairi said...

"To be open to God's will". Ah, Father isn't that the life journey of everyone? I wish her well.

Basil said...

Thanks be to God for her conversion - however I don't think religious life is meant to be a rememdy for messed up lives. You have to be pretty strong, both emotionally and physically. On the other hand it sounds as if she could be accepted as some kind of oblate which might work well for her.

Maria said...

I read the recently published articles. I suspect that the press has it wrong. The Abbey of Regina Laudis would unlikely be allowing her to "try her vocation", at present, as she is on antidepressants and in therapy. No doubt they are mericfully ministering to her as they would anyone who is suffering; however, I am sure they she is receiving special attention in light of the fact that she is Patrica Neal's daughter. Neal had a very close relationship with the Abbey.I appreciate your clarification re "openess to God' will vs "trying her vocation". Though I should say that Mother Benedict, the founder of the Abbey, believed everyone should have the option of trying a vocation. Those who don'thave a vocation, leave. T believe this was her thought process...