Small Success Thursday Vol. 11: Books and Lists and Postulancy, Oh My!


Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors. This is the ninth day of the Christmas season.

Can I just say Happy New Year to you? I will. I’ve not felt as New Year-is, but leave it to blogging and getting back into a routine to snap me out of it. My small successes may not seem grand, but they’re full of sparkle to me!

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  1. And I took this picture BEFORE I finished it.
    And I took this picture BEFORE I finished it.

    I finished my review book. It’s The Last Secret of Fatima by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and it read like a mystery novel. It’s also the first time I was able to soak in some writing by (now), Pope Emeritus Benedict. I’ve been missing out, truly. I can’t wait to delve deeper on his writings.

    I made it a goal to read it all over vacation and I did it. It looks like a porcupine (thanks Theresa) with all of it’s flags and such. I did NOT highlight or mark the book so it is ready for a giveaway. The flags are color coordinated. Stay tuned on the giveaway details coming up next week!

    This means that I have an open spot for a new book to review. I don’t know what that is yet because I haven’t received the list. It’s the not knowing that’s exciting.

  2. I am nearly caught up with work, as in, my day job. I’ve been offline for 12 days or so? I received about 100 emails or so with requests and I am down to – significantly less than that. Just a few more spreadsheets to reconcile and I should be in good shape. My husband pep-talked me last night. He knows I get a little anxious before heading back into the fray. After a few laughs (at myself mostly) and his summation:

You can only do what you can do. If people ask why something wasn’t done, your response should be, because I needed time to sleep! You’re human!

3. I actually have a list of things I need to work on. I love lists, as you know, and this one was a long time coming. I have to work on a study module, as a budding Lay Dominican. We have a meeting next week, so that’s first to tackle. I’ve already read it, but I will read it a second time and begin answering the questions. There are also some bible study questions (Unit 16 – more of a reminder to me) that I have to get answered as well. As I was reading the minutes from our last meeting, I saw this:

Cristina made a presentation on Module I of Postulancy Program. It was decided that all the Modules will be discussed in succession until the Program is completed.

A tweep friend asked if I was officially a postulant, and I think this confirms it! And in 6 months – a Novitiate! I can’t tell you what a blessing this is. I am, for the first time, at a loss for words!

So with that, what are your successes this week? I can’t wait to read all about it.

I wanted to leave you with something prayerful and beautiful. Hope this fits the bill:

The Madonna & Child Carlo Crivelli ( 1435 – 1495 )
The Madonna & Child Carlo Crivelli ( 1435 – 1495 )

Have a peaceful Thursday.

Agape (hint hint),



9 thoughts on “Small Success Thursday Vol. 11: Books and Lists and Postulancy, Oh My!

  1. I am so pinning that absolutely beautiful and prayerful image!

    Just getting back to work today is a big success!

    Hang in there till the weekend LOL!


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