Can you serve?

On sunday I was at church, not unusual, but we had a substite priest celebrating mass. As it turned out, he is a Jesuite. So after mass I approached him and asked right away, how I could become a laicist brother SJ. He told me to come over today and talked w/me for like two hrs. this eve. And as it turned out, it´s easier as I or you supposed. I must finish my studies, then I can do evening courses to learn what it means to me to serve Him, to do my work in His name, to devote my life towards Him. ...on another term, I still have physio, so please don´t clap too early. Laters Pilgrim...please comment, esp. John.


Dr Mandragora said...

You know, I've never even considered asking what it entails to serve at Mass. I just assumed that it was "special" people who were asked by the church to serve, not that I could volunteer. That is definitely good to know.

And I am sure that you are tired of hearing me fuss about your leg, but I will say it again: take it easy for a few more weeks, Pilgrim. Let the damage heal before you are out there wrestling lions and climbing mountains again.

Dr M

WkBoy714 said...

Pilgrim. :)
I do already have a cam and mic. Now we just need something that can use them. Do you know MSN??

Email me :) wkboy714@gmail.com , if you want to use the cam and mic.

MartininBroda said...

Pilgrim, I'm too tired to comment now, but I will tomorrow since I want to use my words carefully, good night.

naturgesetz said...

Is this — http://www.njbc.com/about.html — what you are talking about when you speak of becoming a Jesuit lay brother?

y78ilm :: now on y78ilm.nibblebit.com/ said...

Eventhough I don't consider myself religious, I'm interested in religion. It's a bit weird maybe. Anyway... in fact, I actually left school with highest grades possible in religious edu. Furthermore, I totally respect and admire those being determined and focused on their goals in life, even if I maybe don't fully share them.
I don't know if becoming a brother is your goal, still... Good luck!


Mickle in NZ said...

I'm wondering if that is similar to the position my late Grandfather had as a lay reader in the Anglican Church of New Zealand?

He assisted in Holy Communion and could undertake some of the special duties of a minister, like baptisms (he christened at least one of my cousins), yet he wasn't an ordained minister/priest.

Go carefully with that leg! I'm with Dr Mandragora on this. Walking and the physio exercises will be enough for you in the meantime.

Okay - lecture over, sending love and huggles, Michelle and Zebby, xxx and warm purring

torchy! said...

go easy with that leg Pilgrim. and your mission to serve is an almighty and very brave step.


MartininBroda said...

I’m only commenting because I promised it, you’ve mentioned before you want to become a Jesuit Brother and I appreciate your wish to devote your life towards Him, really, but it’s not clear to me why you want to go this way, so I still think of you and good night again.

Merche Pallarés said...

Dear Pilgrim, I came to visit your blog because you have left me three very interesting comments in mine. I suppose you realize I could be your grandmother (I have grandsons your age) but I'm SO happy that my posts reach persons your age. Thank you, I'm touched. Much love, M.

naturgesetz said...

The reason I asked the question you've been ignoring is that my understanding of Jesuit lay brothers is that they are in the situation described in the site I linked. But what you've said about being a lay brother doesn't seem quite the same. So I'm wondering just what you mean.

Seth said...

And me... *commenting* :)