Are you considering religious life as your response to God’s unique vocational call to you?
God invites each of us to respond to the love we have received. “We love because God has loved us first.” 1 John 4:19 The vocation we embrace—be it marriage, the single life, or religious life—becomes the pathway through which we live out our life of love and service.
If you’ve never considered becoming a Sister, perhaps it’s because no one ever asked you to think about that possibility. That is often the case. If someone has asked, “Have you ever considered becoming a Sister?” and your response was “No Way!”, don’t be surprised if God’s call touches your heart at another time or in another way.
Why might I consider becoming a Sister?
- because vowed religious life provides many opportunities to grow toward a deeper relationship with God and others.
- because daily community prayer, celebration of Eucharist together, as well as individual adoration and private contemplative prayer, can lead a person to closer union with God, Sisters in community and all those one serves.
- because through a vowed life one completely gives her talents and gifts to God and the Church and finds fulfillment and deep joy in sharing life with women of like values and vision.
A vocation is very different from a person’s career or profession. It is a way of life. It is who one is rather than what one does. As a Sister, it’s possible to be a nurse, a lawyer, a doctor, a teacher, an artist, a musician, a social worker, a “whatever”—all in loving service and use of talents God has given.