My name is Nader Ata. I am a Conventual Franciscan Friar of the Our Lady of Angels Province, USA. I am a transitional deacon preparing for Priesthood Ordination in the fall.
Seeking to live with Franciscan Joy each and every day!
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*Also I am not the greatest speller or writer in the world, so please let me know if something is misspelled. Thank you!"
Friday, January 15, 2010
E-mails, E-mails, and more E-mails...
Well at the beginning of today I had 1034 e-mails in my inbox. Now not all of them were personal but many of them were from the Province about the health and well being of the friars. As you know I am a big fan of prayer requests, so I type them up, put them in a book, and prayer for them. At this moment I have gone through 168 of them. I have the time to do this because school has not started yet and because I am sick. I have watched 5 movies today and I am in the process of watching a sixth (Up, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Steel Magnolias, The Terminal and Up (a second time with the friar)).
Though I feel tired and groggy, I am still being productive.
"A saint is a sinner who never quits trying to be holy!" Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA
"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:11
"How can I repay the Lord for all the good done for me? I will raise the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people." Psalm 116 12-14
"If the Lord bring you to it, He will bring you through it!"
"Live simply so that others may simply live." Gandhi
"Without cost you have received, without cost you are to give." Matthew 10:8