1. My MIL is reading this book too also! That’s so important you are involved in the deaconate. When my Dad was in deacon formation, my Mom also was involved in formation and classes too; they had to go meet with the bishop together…its a good reminder for families that this type of call to serve the Church is a call that esp. the husband and wife have to be on the same page with.

  2. Cathy

    I can really relate to what you said. And I know that others in my parish could too. We spend so much time being Martha that we forget to be Mary. Our adoration time in my church is only on Saturday mornings. I LOVE your idea about a Mother’s Sabbath and will try to use our adoration time to incorporate into that idea. I “forget” to spend time in adoration because I have “too much to do” and I start to feel guilty when I stop to do something for myself. But adoration is stopping to do something for Jesus – so I guess I shouldn’t feel guilty at all!

  3. I love this post, Lisa. I can see such parallels in your life and mine – even though I am sans kids, right now. I think I am definitely going to institute this “mandatory” every-two-week Sabbath. Thank you so much for this idea!

  4. Phillip T.

    I am in formation and almost done with my second year. In our diocese the wives are not required to attend the classes and if they were I doubt that I would be in formation. I can certainly relate to being caught up in the busy stuff and forgetting the real reason I do this. I have to take time out for me and detach from formation, my church duties, work, and family issues so I can remain connected to God and not loose my way. I hope your remaining time in formation is peaceful and rewarding.

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