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A Vincentian Minute: Vincentian Discernment, Part 2

Fr. Rooney lets us know the most difficult step or attitude in discernment!

A Vincentian Minute: Vincentian Discernment

Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. presents: “Discernment is a prayer-filled process through which each of us can discover the difference between what is my will and what is God’s Will.”

St. Vincent’s Spiritual Way: the Process of Discernment in Daily Life

Fr. Hugh O’Donnell defines discernment as a process by which the Spirit calls us to use our freedom to act in a certain way. He defines it as “a choice, not between good and evil, but between two or more goods.”

How Do I Know What To Do Next Year?

Knowing what to do comes by a process called discernment. part of that process is listening to the stories of others. So listen (well, read....) My Experience by Stephanie Williams, Vincentian Service Corps - West Working at St. Vincent School has been a whirlwind of...
Ten myths about religious life . . .

Ten myths about religious life . . .

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...

Amanda offers “cheat sheet” for discerners

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.

The Imagine Sisters Movement

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,...

And the verdict is in…

Amanda writes of her long Advent waiting for an answer to her petition to enter the postulancy. "So you know how I mentioned that I was experiencing my own personal understanding of the meaning of Advent? That was my sly way of saying "so I applied for postulancy a...

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