Finding my Vocation
I have done Exodus three times in as many years and I hold that this is the kind of movement that will form the saints of our time. Going into my freshman year at NC State, God was acquainting me with suffering.
There was a major medical problem in my family and I had entered into a spiritual desolation in which God seemed far from me.
By His grace, I came to have an understanding of the theology of suffering and a desire for it. Then, He provided me with Exodus. The growth I saw in myself only left me with one question as Easter and Day 91 approached, “Why do we stop?”
I wrestled with this question for a few months and the answer came during a conversation with a Benedictine monk. He quoted the Rule of St. Benedict, “The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.” (Chpt. 49)
I see this now as an early sign of my vocation, which I had been discerning for a year. I am now set to enter the Norbertine community of St. Michael’s Abbey in the Fall where, God-willing, I will one day be a priest.
It’s that time of year when we start outreach for the January start of Exodus 90. This year, we will begin on January 17th and journey through Lent to Easter. And you, and your fraternity, are most welcome to join us!Read More
Not just 90 days anymore
A few days before day 90 ended, I asked my wife what was the toughest part of Exodus 90 was for her. She looked at me and said it was a blessing to our family.Read More
My wife was surprised when I asked her what was hardest about Exodus 90