Mary, Clare, a novice and an associate: discerning pathways to God
Where do these pioneers, blazing their own paths to religious life, inspire you to go?
Discerning wisdom in words
Are you carrying and comprehending security, delight and love through the doors to religious life?
Finding God at the wheel with Sister Laurice
"... each new shape of clay," shares Sister Amy about her time with Sister Laurice at the potter's wheel, "mirrored my own transformation as a religious sister."
Stepping into bright futures
Sister Amy celebrates "... all the ways that God has brought you to this milestone in your life."
Called to the right now of the journey
Discernment: "... when a walk becomes a gateway to prayer that soothes our souls."
What inspires Sister Janet about about religious life today?
"The trust lay people put in me with their personal lives."
These are our own Meribah moments
How can the invitation to discern help you develop your own heart of flesh?
Temptation and transformation in the desert
God guides us to explore the depths of vocational discernment even in the most dreaded circumstances, with us as we confront the temptations that threaten our fidelity to live in communion with God.
It's where I pray
In a chair, near a window, Sister Maris prays and receives stability, change and connection.
Pray as you pray
Silent, spoken, individual, communal, mindful: Sister Clarone reflects on fruitful paths to prayer.
Discovery in discernment: breakthroughs of mind and heart
Like a scientific finding, discernment starts with a question.
Happy New Year!
Wishing you all the joy and inspiration of discernnment in 2018 and a lifetime to come.
Carry this gift, from your journey through Advent and discernment, always in your spirit.
Journey of Advent
How is your discernment part of the pilgrimage experience? Are you willing to enter the passage?
Sister Ronalda: I need to live and love
Her "heart in the middle of my being" is vital to Sister Ronalda.
A transformative moment
In discernment, abundance is recognizing that God provides more than we could ever consume.
Sister Antona: comfort, joy and security in prayer
"I thank God daily," says Sister Antona, "for His companionship and love."
Sister Anita: the soul searching question
Calling through quiet to her innermost spirit and that of God, and listening "to find the courage and RESPOND" is, for Sister Anita, prayer.
Action vs. contemplation in discernment?
Active vs. contemplative discernment: visiting communities and meeting sisters equally essential as praying for wisdom and direction.
Intuition: an essential tool for home improvement and discernment
There may not be assembly instructions for completing the perfect household project or the future, discernment included.
Imagination inspires vision in discernment
Discernment: imagining yourself in new climates, cultures an invitation from God.
Viewing relationships in a discernment eclipse
What happens when parents, friends experience their own moments of obscurity in your discernment?
New horizons ahead
What would happen if you contacted the community whose website is open in your browser?
Sister Amy: grateful for the ways I'm inspired to pray
The Holy Spirit is really good at getting my attention, inviting me to contemplation.
"Yes" to God's invitation
Witness what it means to walk the Gospel-centered journey of life as a religious sister.
What if it's you?
The circle of discernment: even wider when you consider that the whole Catholic church is praying for you.
Mary and our "Yes" to mystery
When we say "Yes" to vocation we—like Mary—must walk the road, learning as we go, trusting God is always there.
Kindness: we are all called to be Esther
On the Lenten road of kindness and spiritual growth, Esther is a model for discerners.
Freezing and thawing: potholes surfacing in discernment
Jesus showed us how to navigate potholes in discernment.
Resolutions and reflection in discernment
Trust—on the days you feel like you aren't measuring up to your discernment resolutions—in the power of prayer.
Thankfulness, flaming rolls and the illusion of perfection
Leaving your illusions at the door: who you are and why God calls you to discern religious life.
Trying on your metaphorical lenses
Religious discernment: scrutinizing, eliminating and finding the right fit.
Journaling by hand or tweeting by phone: are you documenting your discernment?
Praying through the storms of the heart
Are external sources determining your interior disposition in discernment?
Grilling, chilling and discernment
Are you nurturing the coals and fanning the flames of discernment?