Amanda begins this simple reflection with “In the middle of Mass one day, I shut my eyes and was overwhelmed, downtrodden by all the doubts and insecurities that surrounded me. And then I saw something. In my mind’s eye, I saw the pews in front of me full of Sisters kneeling. To my left, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Sisters – their black habit complete with their widow’s bonnet. To my right, Daughters of Charity – the long blue dresses and rows and rows of white cornettes. I searched for a place among them, these dear ancestors of ours. How did I fit? Did I fit? Then suddenly, in the very front row, I saw a spot open in a pew of Daughters of Charity. I decided to squeeze myself in. As I lean my hands on the pew to kneel down, the Daughter next to me grabs my hand and squeezes it tightly.”

Visitors to famvin have come to know Amanda and her Drink Deeply My Daughter blog. You may be interested in reading the entire post in spite of her disclaimer.

… “This post won’t be spreading like fire over Facebook or other sites as some of my posts have. There is nothing deep written here, no marvelous reflection that I hope will serve discerners in their search. No, this is a simple post to say “thank you”. Know that, while it may seem like nothing, your prayers and your thoughtfulness mean the world. Thank you for your prayers, thank you for caring, thank you for loving and thank you for being a representative of God’s love by doing so. “

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