Things are really beginning to wind down quickly now. There's still a little over two weeks left, but some of that will be spent in meetings, and some in quiet retreat, so we've started the boxing up and uber-cleaning already. Today is the day we are “boxing up” this blog – we're all creating our sign-off posts. This blog has been a wonderful way of communicating with Dominicans and other friends all over the country; it has truly been an added blessing of our year. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been reading – both the commenters and the lurkers – because ya'll contributed to making this year such an extraordinary experience for us.
The key thing to remember at this time is
that every ending is a beginning, and everything that gets boxed up
and put away will be open again at some point. It feels like the
novitiate is coming to a close, but really, it's just opening up to
its full potential. This year has been a year in preparation, a
year in training. The true race is just getting started. Ready,