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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...

A Prayer Practice for Discernment

The following is a discernment technique to help you examine your day, to see if you can discover how God is calling you.

Singing on Social: A Discernment Reflection

In a new video to aid in religious discernment, Daughters of Charity Liz Sjoberg and Brenda Fritz make music together. It's a beautiful piece. https://youtu.be/MSzJDiBTz1Q

Do Something You Love

Earlier this month one of the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers mentioned that she likes to read the blog at Humans of New York. I do, too. Its founder, Brandon Stanton, was at St. John's University the other day and his presentation was highlighted on the St. John's web...
“Wait-Watchers” discernment

“Wait-Watchers” discernment

The title is not a typo but the theme of a  reflection "Wait WatcherS" by S. Janet Gildea, SC Late last August three of us decided it was time to get serious about losing some weight. Our insurance plan reimburses for the Weight Watchers program, so we joined and have...

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.

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