2017-05_LT-ReligiousSister

Answers to Every Question You’ve Ever Wanted to Ask a Religious Sister

There were two routes of discernment for me. The first, grasping at what I thought I wanted. The second, surrendering and receiving where Jesus was leading me.

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The Dilemma of Dating While Discerning

With a religious vocation so heavy on your heart and mind, how could you give either discernment the attention it needs or deserves?

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What I Learned From Discerning My Vocation

The first time I remember wanting to be a mother was when I was 8 years old. It was shortly after my mom had given birth to my little brother. After holding this tiny little baby, this miracle, I knew that I wanted to be a mom. For years I […]

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What the Eucharist Taught Me about My Vocation

But my stomach sank at those words.

Just because I am a young Catholic woman, devoted to God, does that mean I’m obviously supposed to be a sister?

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5 Stereotypes About Religious Life That are Totally Wrong

Perhaps there was a time in your life where a little old lady looked up at you and told you that would make a great nun or priest. Your face might have looked like this:   And if you’re anything like me, you probably had billions of reasons why you […]

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Soar, My Daughter

Through prayer, God revealed to me this time would come. He spoke encouraging words, restoring hope. Our Lord told me I’d bring light to a dark place. Four years later, I still bare some dark spots. In the midst of the dim light, He is kindly asking me to share. […]

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What It’s Really Like to be Married to Jesus

I’m a nun. Technically, I’m a religious Sister, because “nun” refers to cloistered contemplatives. But no matter. We answer to “nun,” too, because it’s in common parlance and rhymes with a lot of words… like “fun.” So, what’s it like being married to Jesus? Real. Very real. It is not […]

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20 Thoughts of a Nun-To-Be

15. Will I really be able to live without instant communication with friends and family? Goodbye Facebook and iPhone. Goodbye Tumblr and Pinterest. Goodbye email and phone calls and text messaging. Hello again, snail mail!

16. There will definitely be more people at my wedding than I ever imagined there would be.

17. So. Many. Layers. I hope they keep the air conditioning on all year long.

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My Life Married to Christ: A Q&A with Sr. Maria Kim

I always tell people who are discerning their vocation to be courageous and remember Jesus said, “I came that you might have life and have it to the full.” His dreams for us are our joy. God both wants the best for us and gives us every grace and strength we need. God is the best lover, friend, guide, help, mentor we could ever wish for!

Learn to love the quiet, gentle (yet strong) way He speaks. He never forces us to listen to Him so we must learn to be quiet and to love His voice.

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Vocations: The Gift of the Love of God

The source of every perfect gift is God who is Love … Deus caritas est: 'Whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him' (1 Jn 4:16). Sacred Scripture tells the story of this original bond between God and man, which precedes creation itself. Writing to the Christians of the city of Ephesus, Saint Paul raises a hymn of gratitude and praise to the Father who, with infinite benevolence, in the course of the centuries accomplishes his universal plan of salvation, which is a plan of love

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