Not Quite Farewell

If you follow my blog at all, you may have noticed that my posts have been nearly absent all summer. There is a reason, and I suppose it is high time that I share it with you.

I had the good fortune of having my formation director over for dinner a couple months ago, and I shared the fact that I had started this blog, and of the wonderful community of people it was creating. While he very much respected the endeavor, he shared some very valid concerns over its existence. After much thought and musing, I felt his concerns were quite valid.

So I have taken the summer to really think it over, and decide if it is really worth the risk for me to have this blog before my ordination. I have come to the conclusion that this is not the right time. It is my full intention to come back and rebuild this site after my ordination, but that is years down the road, and you know how that can go.

I have loved all of those who have been dedicated to this blog, and have really enjoyed corresponding with you. Please, feel free to shoot me a line anytime, you can find my contact information on my about me page. You can also find me on Facebook, I’d love to be your friend.

God bless you all, and please continue to keep me in your prayers, as I keep you in mine!


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9 thoughts on “Not Quite Farewell”

  1. I’ve enjoyed your blog & will miss it. I learned somethings about being Catholic I didn’t know before. Good luck with the future.
    you are in my prayers. Frank

  2. Thank you so much for the kind comments, and all the emails letting me know I’m in your prayers. I can’t tell you haw endearing and thoughtful they all were. It is truly heartwarming to know there are such wonderful people in the world, and that they are praying for me!

    You are all in my prayers as well, may God bless you and protect you.

  3. Well, shot! I just stumbled across your blog today! I was very interested in following you. You will be in our families prayers, and we look forward to stumbling into you again in the future, be it here or in Heaven, God willing for us all! God bless!

  4. Mr Farrell. You seem like a sincere and humble man. I read several of your posts and found them interesting. May God guide you in your discernment.

  5. Dance, You should know that the website you send people to for information about the Carmelite scapular is Not a Carmelite website and run by a group of nuns who are part of a group who are no longer in communion with the Catholic church. They are very devout in their ways, but not consistent with the teachings of the Carmelite order.

  6. Found your blog while searching for history of roman collar. I am in diaconate formation also with five other men and our wives. If it is God’s will together with the nod of approval by our Bishop we will be ordained this November. I will place you and your parish in prayer together with all the other men in formation and their wives together with those Deacons who are serving the Church and their wives.

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