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Mancipium Mariae

Sparrow
Woman
Hey I'm Eliza, brand new member.
I'm a recent convert to the Catholic Church and I'm a hardcore traditionalist. I'm 22 years old and single, and I don't know what God has planned for my future as far as marriage goes. I am discerning religious life and I visited a traditional Benedictine convent about a month ago which I loved, but strongly felt I didn't belong there. The wise old nuns told me I was always welcome to visit, but that I would need to wait before they would allow me to enter as a postulant because I have only been Catholic for just over a year. But as much as I loved that particular house, I couldn't shake the feeling that God did not want me there at all. It was strong.
I was brought into the church last April at a Novus Ordo parish but I am strongly considering transferring my membership to the Society of St. Pius X in Florida (I live in GA) since they asked me to replace their soprano in their Gregorian chant choir. I only attend the Tridentine Mass now, as I recently got to a point where I could no longer attend a Novus.
I am a musician and I teach private lessons for a living, flute, violin, piano, and guitar. I also run Gregorian chant workshops and sing Latin masses usually a couple times a week plus feast days. Life is good since my conversion, but I am unsure about God's plan for my future. I don't know if it is marriage or religious life, but the religious life route is currently closed for me so alas I must wait and see what my mission is. As of now, I still live with my parents and we have chickens and bunnies and I take care of them. I enjoy manual labor in addition to music, so every now and then I work on a pig farm with my sister. I suppose my dream, if I am not called to enter a convent, is to live on a farm or small homestead, married with children if God should will it. I would love to teach in a homeschool environment too, hopefully I can do that soon in Florida if I end up moving there. All in God's time of course
 

Vigilant

Kingfisher
Woman
Hey I'm Eliza, brand new member.
I'm a recent convert to the Catholic Church and I'm a hardcore traditionalist. I'm 22 years old and single, and I don't know what God has planned for my future as far as marriage goes. I am discerning religious life and I visited a traditional Benedictine convent about a month ago which I loved, but strongly felt I didn't belong there. The wise old nuns told me I was always welcome to visit, but that I would need to wait before they would allow me to enter as a postulant because I have only been Catholic for just over a year. But as much as I loved that particular house, I couldn't shake the feeling that God did not want me there at all. It was strong.
I was brought into the church last April at a Novus Ordo parish but I am strongly considering transferring my membership to the Society of St. Pius X in Florida (I live in GA) since they asked me to replace their soprano in their Gregorian chant choir. I only attend the Tridentine Mass now, as I recently got to a point where I could no longer attend a Novus.
I am a musician and I teach private lessons for a living, flute, violin, piano, and guitar. I also run Gregorian chant workshops and sing Latin masses usually a couple times a week plus feast days. Life is good since my conversion, but I am unsure about God's plan for my future. I don't know if it is marriage or religious life, but the religious life route is currently closed for me so alas I must wait and see what my mission is. As of now, I still live with my parents and we have chickens and bunnies and I take care of them. I enjoy manual labor in addition to music, so every now and then I work on a pig farm with my sister. I suppose my dream, if I am not called to enter a convent, is to live on a farm or small homestead, married with children if God should will it. I would love to teach in a homeschool environment too, hopefully I can do that soon in Florida if I end up moving there. All in God's time of course
Eliza, welcome to our friendly Ladies forum!

You are indeed living a blessed life, I see.
I believe all areas of life is religious, so whatever or wherever God has you presently is His will, as long as you do it to His glory, He will direct your future.

Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Proverbs 16:3 - Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Proverbs 16:9 - A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Blessings!
 

Mancipium Mariae

Sparrow
Woman
Eliza, welcome to our friendly Ladies forum!

You are indeed living a blessed life, I see.
I believe all areas of life is religious, so whatever or wherever God has you presently is His will, as long as you do it to His glory, He will direct your future.

Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Proverbs 16:3 - Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Proverbs 16:9 - A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Blessings!
Thank you! I think you're right. When I say "religious life" I mean very specifically the call to a religious vocation as a consecrated soul in monastic life. But you're certainly right, the Christian life, regardless of vocation is "religious life" in the general sense
 

byzfash

Pigeon
Woman
Hey I'm Eliza, brand new member.
I'm a recent convert to the Catholic Church and I'm a hardcore traditionalist. I'm 22 years old and single, and I don't know what God has planned for my future as far as marriage goes. I am discerning religious life and I visited a traditional Benedictine convent about a month ago which I loved, but strongly felt I didn't belong there. The wise old nuns told me I was always welcome to visit, but that I would need to wait before they would allow me to enter as a postulant because I have only been Catholic for just over a year. But as much as I loved that particular house, I couldn't shake the feeling that God did not want me there at all. It was strong.
I was brought into the church last April at a Novus Ordo parish but I am strongly considering transferring my membership to the Society of St. Pius X in Florida (I live in GA) since they asked me to replace their soprano in their Gregorian chant choir. I only attend the Tridentine Mass now, as I recently got to a point where I could no longer attend a Novus.
I am a musician and I teach private lessons for a living, flute, violin, piano, and guitar. I also run Gregorian chant workshops and sing Latin masses usually a couple times a week plus feast days. Life is good since my conversion, but I am unsure about God's plan for my future. I don't know if it is marriage or religious life, but the religious life route is currently closed for me so alas I must wait and see what my mission is. As of now, I still live with my parents and we have chickens and bunnies and I take care of them. I enjoy manual labor in addition to music, so every now and then I work on a pig farm with my sister. I suppose my dream, if I am not called to enter a convent, is to live on a farm or small homestead, married with children if God should will it. I would love to teach in a homeschool environment too, hopefully I can do that soon in Florida if I end up moving there. All in God's time of course
Hi Eliza,
Welcome!!
I'm from Georgia as well, and will be moving back there at the end of June. Before moving out to the West Coast for a year, I also attended a non-Novus Ordo Church there, that I plan to begin attending again once I'm back.
I understand the confusion with discernment. I deeply desire to be married and raise children, but my Spiritual Father and a long-term friend who is currently in seminary both think that I really really ought to consider becoming a nun instead. This video has put a lot of stuff into perspective for me and I've come back to it often during the past year. I'd recommend that you watch it as well if you feel confused. The nun in it was 29 when the video came out, so she's around our age.
 

Vigilant

Kingfisher
Woman
Good afternoon -

I've been lurking on the forum but never joined. But I have questions that I would like to ask, so I have finally decided to sign up and take part! I am married with 3 teenagers, consider myself orthodox for the past 3 years but not been baptised yet. Originally from USA but now live in Scotland.
Welcome!
 

Vigilant

Kingfisher
Woman
Yes I will consider that. I just don't want the males to subconsciously post in order to seek approval from women.
Since I don't have the privilege to "Like" your post, here it is:
"Are we gossiping women, speculating on why two people are dating?

This topic isn't suitable for the forum."

LIKED :blush:
 

DanielaEverheart

Sparrow
Woman
Hey I'm Eliza, brand new member.
I'm a recent convert to the Catholic Church and I'm a hardcore traditionalist. I'm 22 years old and single, and I don't know what God has planned for my future as far as marriage goes. I am discerning religious life and I visited a traditional Benedictine convent about a month ago which I loved, but strongly felt I didn't belong there. The wise old nuns told me I was always welcome to visit, but that I would need to wait before they would allow me to enter as a postulant because I have only been Catholic for just over a year. But as much as I loved that particular house, I couldn't shake the feeling that God did not want me there at all. It was strong.
I was brought into the church last April at a Novus Ordo parish but I am strongly considering transferring my membership to the Society of St. Pius X in Florida (I live in GA) since they asked me to replace their soprano in their Gregorian chant choir. I only attend the Tridentine Mass now, as I recently got to a point where I could no longer attend a Novus.
I am a musician and I teach private lessons for a living, flute, violin, piano, and guitar. I also run Gregorian chant workshops and sing Latin masses usually a couple times a week plus feast days. Life is good since my conversion, but I am unsure about God's plan for my future. I don't know if it is marriage or religious life, but the religious life route is currently closed for me so alas I must wait and see what my mission is. As of now, I still live with my parents and we have chickens and bunnies and I take care of them. I enjoy manual labor in addition to music, so every now and then I work on a pig farm with my sister. I suppose my dream, if I am not called to enter a convent, is to live on a farm or small homestead, married with children if God should will it. I would love to teach in a homeschool environment too, hopefully I can do that soon in Florida if I end up moving there. All in God's time of course
No wonder I'd love to visit Georgia the next time I'm in the U.S.!! *sigh*. All of the U.S. South really.

Welcome Eliza! I really hope God continues to Bless you on your journey.
 

DDB909

Chicken
Woman
Hello all -

You can call me DDBear. I'm a 46 year old follower of Christ. Mother of a 20-something man. Unfortunately a divorcee. I don't have much more to post at this time. I'd like to continue reading and getting a feel for this online community. So far I like the intelligent communication I've seen. It's refreshing! God bless and I hope to engage more in the near future.
 

DanielaEverheart

Sparrow
Woman
Hello all -

You can call me DDBear. I'm a 46 year old follower of Christ. Mother of a 20-something man. Unfortunately a divorcee. I don't have much more to post at this time. I'd like to continue reading and getting a feel for this online community. So far I like the intelligent communication I've seen. It's refreshing! God bless and I hope to engage more in the near future.
Hi DDBear! Welcome!

Feel free to post how you are doing (there's a kind thread started by Leelo, "How are you doing, really?")
I started a thread on "Prayer Requests", which isn't as popular, but every request is surely appreciated.


I feel happy you decided to join and feel hopeful you'll find this place useful for meeting with women who consider themselves Christian, are acquainted with RooshV's works and have a little escape to contribute. God Bless you immensely, I feel hopeful everything will go well with you and your life.

Kind regards,

Daniela :)
 

Leeloo

Woodpecker
Woman
Hi DDBear! Welcome!

Feel free to post how you are doing (there's a kind thread started by Leelo, "How are you doing, really?")
I started a thread on "Prayer Requests", which isn't as popular, but every request is surely appreciated.


I feel happy you decided to join and feel hopeful you'll find this place useful for meeting with women who consider themselves Christian, are acquainted with RooshV's works and have a little escape to contribute. God Bless you immensely, I feel hopeful everything will go well with you and your life.

Kind regards,

Daniela :)
Thanks Daniela for the post reference

Welcome to all new recent members! I think you will find this a unique and friendly place to share your thoughts and ask for advice to guide your lives.
 

Serena

Chicken
Woman
Hello I am a 41 y/o divorcée. I am a Christian woman that also married young at 22. I was married twice-both ended due to Adultry/unforeseen alcoholism (hidden) & sadly an unwillingness to seek counsel - 14 years total in the past 19 years & have been celibate since my separation & subsequent divorce going on 5 years, focused on my children (18 y/o son & 2 daughters 17y/o & 8 y/o), staying with my parents which thankfully has allowed me to continue Homeschooling my youngest. My older two are such blessings in my life as teenagers & they too have been raised with proper moral values/family values. Made it through their teens so far focused on their personal development vs all of the other distractions around them. My son is learning Computer Programing & just started his first real job to start saving for a vehicle & my middle daughter is a very focused artist(draws, paints etc) Thankfully I was raised in a Christian home with my mother also being married young (18 y/o) & my father was her 1st everything. She was raised very strict Maltese-Catholic & my father lived a wayward life as a young one(broken family etc) & came to know the Lord at 18 years of age before he met my mother. They raised my family Christian (Baptist). After spending the past 5 years focused on my children & inner healing I decided to look online & read about dating. I found the old Return of Kings website & while I agreed with much of the political views-to say I was shocked about men doing this pick up artist thing-it made me cry for my children & fear made me want to just keep my little family hidden away forever but we know that is impossible. I actually understand the way men have adapted to societies feminist movements etc…Although, I do see a big missing piece to all of this most importantly a society that has turned away from God but also-While men would judge women for fornication & promiscuity-it was VERY clear that they weren’t seeing themselves & their behavior in the mirror. God instructs us ALL not to do these things. I am not jumping on the men for this I’m just pointing out the importance for both sexes to focus on righteous living & self respect. It is hard for me to believe that an over-sexed male will not easily get very bored in a Marriage (my life is proof of this) If pair bonding happens young between two innocents the chances are highly likely they will both remain married. I believe that our culture is very weaponized against the family & if a family is consciously sheltered from the world as much as possible we will see good success rates. While the feminist movements opened up society to free “love” & anything goes etc…I feel the technocracy quietly came in with pornography that was once difficult to get without a young man finding something a relative may have hidden or the risk of public shame being seen leaving a smut store or buying it behind the counter. In all fairness BOTH men & women are being attacked from all sides almost inescapably. I pray daily for our country & that God will provide a way forward as a society for families to become strong again.
 

Serena

Chicken
Woman
It may be beneficial to have a thread just for homeschool, perhaps?
Activites, lesson plans, and files could be shared among the group.

We homeschooled after the COVID appeared in March, and had us both working 40 hours a week remotely, and 30 hours a week teaching. Come to find out (following the school's lessons) our school was spending as little as 2 hours just in teaching, when our district breaks down a required 5 hours a day for a school year.

This school year the parochial school went back a month before the public, so we had time to complete the notification to homeschool paperwork, and prepared over the late summer for a school year.



Would like to hear how everyone keeps her children on track.
That would be great- I was homeschooled till 10th grade & my parents put me in a regular school for 11th & 12th grade. I am 41 y/o so, in the state I grew up in-it was still illegal. I still remember as a child going to the state capital with my parents & a large group for a rally to legalize homeschooling. Thankfully it was-I still remember being told to stay inside & away from windows etc during “school hours” lol
 

Serena

Chicken
Woman
I'm a Mom who has been censored and attacked often in the internet. I lean towards Protestant Christianity but not the apostasy of Mainstream denominations. I'm ecumenical. I don't want to argue over denominations. I want to talk about common issues. I don't want to argue but already got into it with two people here even though I just want a peaceful place to discuss issues. I don't believe in a lot of mainstream ideas (mental illness, etc) so I get attacked by people who are offended even though all I want is peace on the internet.
I have been crying since January 6. I fell for the Q stuff and thought there was a plan that would save us from the China dystopia that is now here. Yet God has had compassion on me and has given me the Holy Spirit to help me through this time. I get attacked by Satan quite often however. Mostly here to talk about girl things like recipes or faith with other women.
I got into Roosh's work after he made the America series and wrote Christian oriented articles.
Welcome & don’t feel bad about the Q thing. I followed it VERY closely but with healthy skepticism. As much as I wish it to be all good & true-I could see how it appeals to mankind’s innate need for a “Savior”-look at all the Disney movies & super hero propaganda out there-that laid a solid foundation of programming that appeals to our need for a Savior. While I agree with a lot of what it exposed politically ie. The deepstate, elites, rigged/corrupt system & the horrors that happen to children etc…Most of what had been discussed I had delved into years ago in 2007 so, I really wasn’t seeing anything that anyone who does a little research couldn’t already find out. However, Its important to not be ruled by fear & to trust God Almighty. When we are in a state of fear as humans it can make us very easy to manipulate. It’s all just information-look at it like that & God will help you filter out if it’s important or not.
 

DelMarMisty

Robin
Woman
Orthodox
Welcome & don’t feel bad about the Q thing. I followed it VERY closely but with healthy skepticism. As much as I wish it to be all good & true-I could see how it appeals to mankind’s innate need for a “Savior”-look at all the Disney movies & super hero propaganda out there-that laid a solid foundation of programming that appeals to our need for a Savior. While I agree with a lot of what it exposed politically ie. The deepstate, elites, rigged/corrupt system & the horrors that happen to children etc…Most of what had been discussed I had delved into years ago in 2007 so, I really wasn’t seeing anything that anyone who does a little research couldn’t already find out. However, Its important to not be ruled by fear & to trust God Almighty. When we are in a state of fear as humans it can make us very easy to manipulate. It’s all just information-look at it like that & God will help you filter out if it’s important or not.
Welcome! :) Would like to get your take on mental illness, I also don't believe it. I have friends now saying they are suffering from 'mental health issues' but it comes cross as something they've heard they might have and just going along with it. This comes from someone who also thought had mental health issues and has seen many psychologists, only to come out worse and emptier after each session.
 

Serena

Chicken
Woman
Welcome! :) Would like to get your take on mental illness, I also don't believe it. I have friends now saying they are suffering from 'mental health issues' but it comes cross as something they've heard they might have and just going along with it. This comes from someone who also thought had mental health issues and has seen many psychologists, only to come out worse and emptier after each session.
Wow-that’s a very mighty subject. One that I don’t feel qualified to speculate on-from a spiritual standpoint I think it may possibly have to do with spiritual issues-ie. The Bible speaks out against fornication-some people in various non-religious groups have mentioned the possibility of Spiritual STD’s that are transmitted between two people who are connecting w/one another-or the notion that when 2 people connect in such a way they share all of their past trauma & spiritual battles etc…I think this is a great argument for the importance of purity & one husband & one wife. However-there have been terrible extremes that have been taken regarding mental illness where people with mental health issueS have been nearly killed because someone thought that person had “demons”- I think this is a great mystery that Science is still trying to understand. Sadly, science has divorced itself from any form of spirituality. From what I’ve read & understood about mental health there are indeed many patterns, labels & categories that some people fall under rather predictably. The FBI studied serial killers when they began to develop profiling back in the 70’s & these individuals fell into clear categories. The big question has always been nature or nurture? From a Christian perspective we believe one is born with a sin nature. In my personal opinion all humans are capable of the worst behaviors hence the saying, “there but for the grace of God-there go I…” Having been raised homeschooled-I don’t think like most of my peers-I enjoy information & have been taught the ability to compartmentalize(society deems it a masculine trait but I like to think it’s just critical thinking) People are far too complex to categorize us of course there are very distinct differences such as male/female etc but God said, we are “fearfully & wonderfully made”-I think our propensity to “categorize” everything is human nature but also (especially more recently) is a result of social condition via society & the “powers that be”. IMO-that is rather “closed minded” & people should be understood & known on a very individualized basis. We should indeed pay attention to the “cover” but one should never judge a book by its cover entirely. I do believe there is mental illness (think Alzheimer’s) What causes it-I am not qualified to say entirely but there are patterns, “red flags”, Nature vs Nurture, DNA, possibly even dietary or hormonal causes & possibly spiritual issues etc…in my opinion I think what constructed as mental illness is an entire amalgamation of many things-Not sure if that helps but maybe at least some food for thought.
 

Serena

Chicken
Woman
Wow-that’s a very mighty subject. One that I don’t feel qualified to speculate on-from a spiritual standpoint I think it may possibly have to do with spiritual issues-ie. The Bible speaks out against fornication-some people in various non-religious groups have mentioned the possibility of Spiritual STD’s that are transmitted between two people who are connecting w/one another-or the notion that when 2 people connect in such a way they share all of their past trauma & spiritual battles etc…I think this is a great argument for the importance of purity & one husband & one wife. However-there have been terrible extremes that have been taken regarding mental illness where people with mental health issueS have been nearly killed because someone thought that person had “demons”- I think this is a great mystery that Science is still trying to understand. Sadly, science has divorced itself from any form of spirituality. From what I’ve read & understood about mental health there are indeed many patterns, labels & categories that some people fall under rather predictably. The FBI studied serial killers when they began to develop profiling back in the 70’s & these individuals fell into clear categories. The big question has always been nature or nurture? From a Christian perspective we believe one is born with a sin nature. In my personal opinion all humans are capable of the worst behaviors hence the saying, “there but for the grace of God-there go I…” Having been raised homeschooled-I don’t think like most of my peers-I enjoy information & have been taught the ability to compartmentalize(society deems it a masculine trait but I like to think it’s just critical thinking) People are far too complex to categorize us of course there are very distinct differences such as male/female etc but God said, we are “fearfully & wonderfully made”-I think our propensity to “categorize” everything is human nature but also (especially more recently) is a result of social condition via society & the “powers that be”. IMO-that is rather “closed minded” & people should be understood & known on a very individualized basis. We should indeed pay attention to the “cover” but one should never judge a book by its cover entirely. I do believe there is mental illness (think Alzheimer’s) What causes it-I am not qualified to say entirely but there are patterns, “red flags”, Nature vs Nurture, DNA, possibly even dietary or hormonal causes & possibly spiritual issues etc…in my opinion I think what constructed as mental illness is an entire amalgamation of many things-Not sure if that helps but maybe at least some food for thought.
I apologize for my run on sentences/lack of separated paragraphs etc. I’m pecking this out on my phone
 
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