In a recent fascinating “Holy Hangout - Family Edition” parents and siblings of Daughters of Charity open up about their reactions to the impact of vocational calls. Join them in a living room or kitchen table chat… that’s what it feels like. How does a vocation shift a sense of primary belonging? Share your own [...]
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Contrary to the Facebook designation of relationships “its not complicated”. During Vocation Awareness Week here are three simple questions to reflect on… Joy: Where is your deepeest joy? As you look back on your lift experiences, what are that things you have done that have given you a profound sense of joy? Gifts: Where have [...]
Taking advantage of the current shift to visual story-telling using Pinterest Sr. Lisa Laguna has created a Daughter of Charity discernment board or gallery. Related FAMVIN Posts:Parents and siblings on vocationsLouise de Marillac – Woman of the ChurchCharity Federation offers ONLINE discernment retreatAmanda offers “cheat sheet” for discernersThe Imagine Sisters Movement
Interview with Sister Elaine, Advocate of Social Media Catholic Tech talk writes… “I recently came across an article about Sister Elaine Lachance, Vocation Director for the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec, and how she is using social media to spark interest and renew awareness in the religious lifestyle. I instantly loved her story. Growing up I attended weekend [...]
St. Theresa and Mother Theresa! Imagine what they did through prayer and in the slums. Welcome to Imagine Sisters! Have you ever met a religious sister? They tend to be the happiest women on Earth. They pray, they sacrifice their lives in love and service to those in need, they live in community–and in many ways [...]
Online Vocation Discernment Retreat September 23-27, 2012 Are you asking how God is calling you? Are you searching for a deeper meaning in your life? Are you curious about women religious? Attend this private discernment retreat from wherever you are and as it fits your busy schedule. During the retreat week you are invited to take [...]
Ten myths about religious life . . . and the facts from the 2009 NRVC/CARA Study that dispel them Myth #1: No one is entering religious life anymore. Fact: More than 70 percent of all religious communities (both men’s and women’s) report having new members in formation. Nearly 20 percent have five or more people in [...]
Amanda offers A Cheat-Sheet for Discerners of Religious Life
“I don’t know about you but I loved that time in junior/senior year of high school when colleges began to “recruit”. Why? Because that meant lots of mail from different colleges, which meant, for me, lots of anticipation and excitement for the future. As I flipped through the pages of their brochures and magazines, I tried to imagine myself there. And there were so many choices, so many places to imagine. But the number of choices were also overwhelming at times. So overwhelming that, in fact, I applied to five different colleges – not making a final decision until shortly before graduation.
What do girls really want? I bet Cindy Lauper (“Girls just wanna have fun”) never expected this! Related FAMVIN Posts:Discerning vocation – “it’s not complicated”One Sister can change the world – Looking for RosesAmanda offers “cheat sheet” for discernersThe Imagine Sisters MovementDiscerning vocations with the Superior General
Imagine Sisters: The Movement Begins! “Imagine Sisters is a web and campus-based movement that aims to inspire the imaginations of young women to consider the beautiful call to consecrated life as a sister. With the guiding truth that one sister can change the world, Imagine Sisters strives to connect the world with sisters passionately embracing their [...]
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