A Summer of Spiritual Renewal

"A Summer of Spiritual Renewal" by Pam Spano (CatholicMom.com)

Copyright 2017 Pam Spano. All rights reserved.

This summer I was desperate to go on vacation and get away from my daily routine. What I got was a spiritual renewal. The BFF and I had planned to go on a vacation for the last two years. Finances and circumstances nearly thwarted our effort to get together, but we were triumphant!

God took me out of my environment to enjoy a city I have lived in all my life with the person whom I’ve known the longest. The BFF and I go back 51 years!

Once I got home, the first thing I did was take care of our finances, then a health issue, back to writing, reading and well, life. I felt renewed, energized and strengthened. During the vacation, the daily tasks of our home life was pushed to a corner of my mind and I allowed the good company of my friend, a hotel room, good food and music to just embrace me. A little bit of retail therapy was helpful, too!

"A Summer of Spiritual Renewal" by Pam Spano (CatholicMom.com)

Copyright 2017 Pam Spano. All rights reserved.

After my vacation, I went back to daily Mass. I hadn’t been to daily Mass in a long time. Weather, illness and just plain laziness kept me from attending. When I did return, I was so happy that I did! I had missed it and I felt guilty. I’m fortunate that I have the opportunity to go to daily Mass and I hope I don’t forget that again.

Last summer, I wanted to spend it as if it was my last, but this summer, I needed a spiritual renewal.

Have you ever experienced a spiritual renewal? What brought it about? Do you have certain scriptures that are your “go-to” for renewal of your spirit?

Copyright 2017 Pam Spano


About Author

Pam Spano converted to the Catholic faith as an adult over 30 years ago. Her conversion story started when she sarcastically said to her Catholic boyfriend at the time, "I suppose if we were to get married, you would want me to convert." He thought for a moment and said, "Well, I am worried about your soul." And so the journey began ...

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