The Vocation to be Single

Today I came across this great article from Christine Whelan over at that I thought was worth sharing.  I also get this question quite often, “Can being single be a Vocation?”  It’s a tough one to answer!   For many of us “vocation” sounds so permanent, and not everyone who is single wants to be single forever. … Continue reading The Vocation to be Single

What Good Does It Do?

I got hit with a question that I wasn't expecting this morning.  I was making small talk with a well-meaning parishoner as we were walking into Mass together, and he asked what was keeping me busy this summer.  I told him that I’ve been working on a book about the spirituality of being single.  And he… Continue reading What Good Does It Do?

Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!

A friend of mine recently required some minor surgery for an ongoing health issue.  We had been out for coffee the day before, and finding myself with relatively few commitments that week, I said, “Please don’t hesitate to call if you need anything.”  My cordial gesture was met with the usual, “Oh, don’t worry, I’ll be… Continue reading Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!