Articles for discernment

A Vincentian Minute: Vincentian Discernment, A Final Note

Fr. Rooney wraps up this little series by explaining how Vincentian principles of discernment must be applied to organizations as well.

A Vincentian Minute: Vincentian Discernment, Part 4

Fr. Rooney’s teacher, Sr. Loretto Gettemeier, D.C., told him, “We must respond to needs. That is a question of conscience. To know that something must be done and to remain passive and unresponsive is to fail to respond to God’s Will making itself known to us through events.”

A Vincentian Minute: Vincentian Discernment, Part 3

Fr. Rooney’s teacher, Sr. Loretto Gettemeier, D.C., told him, “Events are revelations of the Will of God and contribute to the unfolding of God’s Plan. Look at what is occurring…”

A Vincentian Minute: Vincentian Discernment, Part 2

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

Using social media in vocations

Using social media in vocations

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...

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,...

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