Saturday, 18 June 2011

Live--Okay, Not Live--At Notre Dame!

This is a video of my lecture at Notre Dame. I'm too embarrassed to watch it. You watch it if you want.

Dorothy Cummings McLean: “Waiting for Your Marching Orders: Staying Sane while Single" from NotreDameIdentityProject on Vimeo.



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I had such a great time at Notre Dame, as I reported back in February. Everyone was really nice to me, and I even got my own temporary Personal Assistant. Her name is Holly, and she drove me places. Not even my husband drives me places, but that is because he never took his driving test.

18 comments:

FrB said...

That was great. I really enjoyed your talk.

sprachmeister said...

Brilliant.

Margaret Mary said...

Agreed. Great advice!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting talk. Thanks for sharing! As a consecrated virgin, may I point out that consecrated virgins do not make vows? It is the unique female vocation in which the consecration is conferred upon the virgin through the ministry of the bishop, constituting her as a "sacred person" and placing her in the consecrated state. The Rite of Consecration largely follows step-by-step the Rite of Ordination. Just as ordination happens when the bishop prays the prayer of ordination, so the consecration of a virgin happens when he prays the prayer of consecration over the virgin.

Seraphic said...

Thank you for that. I am surprised because I know a single woman who does take vows of celibacy, renewing them every year.

Next time, though, don't be so anonymous! Check the combox rules and pick a moniker.

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

I really enjoyed your talk! I posted a link to it on my facebook for other single Christian friends as well. :D

~Nzie

Domestic Diva said...

Thanks for posting your talk, Seraphic! I was so sorry to have missed it, and now I get to hear it after all. Very, very practical advice. I love it.

Susanna said...

I too thought it was really good - practical, funny and serious all in the right measures. It's refreshing to get straight talk about this sort of thing; too often you get vague mumbles about 'all in God's time' right out of the places that are supposed to be helping people the most. And your Canadian accent occasionally has Scottish twinges :)

Jen D said...

Thank you for posting your talk! It is excellent and very helpful!

healthily sanguine said...

Hey, this is great!! Just what I need on a rainy Monday :)

Adam's Rib said...

Just when I thought there couldn't possibly be more wisdom! Seraphic, you should do a speaking tour! You must have the monopoly on this subject, in terms of people speaking publicly about the Christian single life in particular. Did you enjoy the public lecture/speech experience?

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

I'm glad you posted this even though you felt embarrassed. I thought it was very well done -- clear, sensible, and with a leaven of humor And I especially liked the way you summarized everything at the end.

--C.B.

Seraphic said...

Adam's Rib, if you click around in February, you should find a report. It's either here or on my other blog.

Thanks, peeps! Glad you liked it.

Seraphic said...

Feb 14, 2011 on this blog! "Seraphic Goes to Notre Dame"

berenike said...

Religious life is often called consecrated life, especially since VII or so (ask Fr PF), and people making private vows are in a sense consecrating themselves (in the sense that religious do), but afir the consecration of virgins is, like the consecration of a church or bishops, done by a bishop. The OCart have preserved it, and other nuns have re-adopted it (e.g., I think, Solesmes nuns). You can't get a dispensation from consecration - vows you make, you can take them back, but you can't take back something done to you.

Jim said...

This was excellent, plus now I want to view some of the other presentations. Thanks!

Julie said...

Just watched it and it was great. I liked your point about how it's not up to us to figure out our vocation before graduation.

Kate P said...

I finally got to sit down and watch your talk, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You are well-spoken as well as a captivating presenter--and compassionate and gracious to your audience.