Discernment and Advent: is your heart ready for the celebration?
Hope is there like a long, invisible chain, linking the moments until the celebration can begin.
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."
Sister Marla celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
Tending to discernment requires prayer, guidance, openness ... risking the goodness when found.
These are our own Meribah moments
How can the invitation to discern help you develop your own heart of flesh?
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.
Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace
What would happen if we woke up and fostered peace and positivity instead of hate and greed?
Crisis reveals goodness
Walking together — through life changers like discernment — takes courage and conviction but also generates power to shape the future.
Viewing relationships in a discernment eclipse
What happens when parents, friends experience their own moments of obscurity in your discernment?
Sister Katie: ordinary day, invitation to pray
Intimacy with God is not separate from day-to-day life.
What if it's you?
The circle of discernment: even wider when you consider that the whole Catholic church is praying for you.
Unpredictability, overwhelming beauty coexist
Discernment: soaking up spring storms and the greening world around us.
A promise to build a new life upon
By choosing to distract ourselves from listening—particularly when we are called to rise to the potential already within us—we can hide from God.
Commitment doesn't emerge overnight
Are you ready to allow God--not a stagnant statue of your own creation--to be the form you follow?
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.
Sharing courage to walk in darkness and light
Does love want others to lose in order for someone to win?
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
Will you be part of the next generation of consecrated life?
Advent light and joy: the vocation that may shine from deep inside you
The searing questions we hear on the lips of Jesus are held in tension with this sense of Advent joy.
The hope and conversion in Christmas
The clear invitation of the Advent season: amidst the work make way for hope in our hearts, hope in discernment.
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.
Journaling by hand or tweeting by phone: are you documenting your discernment?
Blisters, discipline, perseverance and joy
Olympics and religious discernment: to win not a gold medal but a relationship with God, you don't have to be a skilled athlete of prayer.
Doorways to celebration
Crossing 800 and 138-year-old thresholds to love, acceptance and forgiveness.
Grilling, chilling and discernment
Are you nurturing the coals and fanning the flames of discernment?
A jubilant life
The jubilee of your life: is discernment leading you to enjoy it rather than endure it?
The chronos and kairos of our lives
How does your calendar tell the story of chronos and kairos in your life?
Let's begin with your story ... and a step
Your journey to religious life starts with your story... and a step.