Happy Leap Day! Given this day comes around once every four years, I am excited to use (or abuse) the occasion to ask you to take â€¦ wait for it â€¦ a leap of faith with me. Read more about this call from God that has me completely energized and absolutely terrified all at once. It’s called The Well: An Encounter for Women.
While reading the daily Mass readings on the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, I was struck not so much by Saulâ€™s dramatic conversion rather by Ananiasâ€™ faithfulness and obedience. St. Ananias reached out to me so forcefully that I declared him my February Saint of the Month right then. Here’s what he’s teaching me about developing a close relationship with the Lord.
Before I move on from my January saint of the month and share Februaryâ€™s, here are a few thoughts resting on my heart inspired, in part, by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Itâ€™s a confluence of ideas, of sort — Old Testament figure meets the first American-born saint who then collide with a pop culture icon. Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but work with me here.