The blog has been quiet lately, I know. I discern two causes, both of which also make me ask for your prayers.
First, anyone who has tried to live the devout life knows how it is an experience of undulation. Sometimes we are on fire for prayer, penance, and charity, and sometimes it all dries up. My favorite description of this is in C. S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, chapter eight, which you can read for yourself on Google Books. Put "undulation" into the search box and you'll be right there. Anyway, I'm in one of the lower spells right now. Not that this is a bad thing; indeed living the spiritual life means taking advantage of such times. John of the Cross would no doubt see them as valuable opportunities to surrender to the nights of sense and spirit. But whatever spiritual utility they may have, it also means that fewer spiritual reflections arise for blogging.
Second, I've been working on an anxious little project in these days, and it has been taking a lot of my interior resources. It's not even urgent, but I want to get it done before the whirlwind of the privileged seasons begins at the end of next month. The anxiety isn't intense or dangerous or even unwelcome, but it does come from some deep places. It has to do with the discernment of my future work in the Order. Religious life is not place of spiritual safety and comfort; it pushes and stretches you, and like St. Peter, sometimes binds you up and takes you to places you might not want to go. (John 21:18) But once you have been around the block a few times, the Holy Spirit becomes easier to trust, and you know in your real heart that He is working for your redemption and the common good of the fraternity and the Church.
So, in your charity, offer a prayer for my perseverance, courage, and conversion if you can.