Explore the Possibility Of A Vocation loving God as a Poor Clare Nun
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE GOD?
As an active sister or a contemplative?
Many times God plants a desire in our hearts.
A desire for a specific form of life; a longing for a life of prayer and to live in a monastery, a hope to be married and have children, a dream to go out and serve the poor in a foreign land, an urge to teach, or heal or touch the abandoned and forgotten.
God has a special plan for us.
He has planted this desire in the core of our being. If we take the time to listen, to ask ourselves questions, to explore, answers will always come and you will know in the core of your being it's what you've always wanted.
WHAT IS IT YOU MOST LIKE TO DO?
This desire oftentimes makes no sense to other people; it just seems to be there in the core of our being.
From all eternity God created you to be his own special gift to the world.
Some people ignore this gift. They might feel unworthy of it, or feel that it will make demands on them that they don’t want to give. They may feel that using this gift will entail hardships or sacrifices that they are not prepared to endure.
But the truth is, it is only in using our gifts to the fullest that we find the greatest happiness.
WHAT WILL MAKE YOU THE HAPPIEST?
It’s not a selfish question. It’s saying “yes” to the desire that God has implanted in you.
It’s answering the call that he has spoken to you alone.
It is only in giving ourselves totally to God that we will ever experience total happiness.
Hardships and sacrifices may be there – but if we are doing what God wants us to do, his joy will so overflow into us that we can handle these hardships and burdens with peace and acceptance.
That is the bottom line for seeking to find one’s vocation in life.
COULD YOUR 'CALL TO JOY' BE LOVING GOD AS A POOR CLARE NUN?
If you want to get closer to God but are not sure what the next step should be we invite you to "Come and See" if the monastic life we live may be the 'Call to Joy' that God has placed on your heart.
Join us for Mass, any morning at 8:30am in our chapel, and open your heart to discover the unique and special way that God is working in your life.
You may find that you "lose your heart" as Sister Colleen did when she came to visit, or that the joy of the Poor Clares attracts you as it did Sister Rita Louise.
Your 'Call to Joy' is saying YES to God in whichever direction that may be.