Overthinking Vocation

Sometimes it’s clear what the Lord wants us to do, unfolding our way to holiness in small choices and responsibilities we make every day; but other times, it takes more time and prayer to know what we are supposed to do.

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On the Journey: Pursuing my Vocation

“You will be the priest, or the groom at my daughter’s wedding.” My friend’s mother told me moments before jumping behind the wheel of the car and moving 400 miles away.

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How NOT to Discern

Big V Vocation is for all of us. We each have a divine calling written on our hearts, a life through which we reach heaven and lead others there, too.

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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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Calling the Chosen: A Q&A with a Vocations Director

They are not signing their life away, and ultimately, my interest is their eternal joy and salvation, and if it is not as a priest, or a priest for my diocese, I want them to figure that out.

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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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