Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hula man, Our Lady and Greenhouses.

This is what the TV in our apartment looks like...

The reason why I like this image so much is because I think it says alot about the life of a Franciscan student. Many people think we live in a bubble and that we basically spend our whole day praying. This really isn't true and this image sums it up well.

A hula man and an image of Our Lady of Schoenstatt.

It is undeniable, faith and prayer is an integral part of our lives and is woven into our days. But we also have alot of honest to goodness fun and are normal people too. We have hula man moments and we have Mary moments but most of time they are a little bit of both.

You might wonder why the title of my blog is based on Our Lady of Annunciation but I don't only talk about faith. It is because being a woman of the Anuunciation doesn't mean you can only talk about that, it means it is integrated into every action and thought of your life. Believe it or not I attempt to make my faith woven into my baking, my classes, my thrifting, and everything I do in my life.

And about that bubble. A beloved friar once explained how it really is more like a greenhouse. Yes Franciscan is a little different than the rest of the world but it is a place to grow. Plants don't stay in green houses forever but they stay there for a time and then are taken outside. We spend a time at this university, growing in our relationship with Christ and growing in our faith. But then the day comes when we were a cap and gown and are sent out to the world. As a well spoken boss says to his employees "If you don't believe are students are going to change the world than you don't belong here."

Live Joy.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter is a junior in high school and we recently looked into Steubenville's nursing program for her. I am very impressed with the school. Every word the students breathed gave praise to Our Lord. This is so important. If there is any information you can share with us, I would be extremely happy. I am going to share your blog with my daughter.