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Office of Vocation Ministry
319 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093
Ph: 847-441-0126 ext. 704

 

 

Discernment Prayer

Vocation Guide

We are all God's children. Developing a special relationship
with our loving God is the real purpose and goal in our lives.

There can be no doubt
that a person's self fulfillment
and ultimate happiness greatly depends
on this relationship with God.
It can be a religious missionary vocation
which a woman may choose.

In our journey of faith, we may have many ways to
respond to God's invitation to a creative life.

In the Catholic Church we have traditional tried and proven
ways of responding to God: Married love, dedication in
single life or religious/vowed life.

In our case, we invite young women to a religious
missionary life in our missionary congregation.

Some initial questions to consider when seeking out religious life...

  • Do I recognize God's loving, healing,
    forgiving presence in my own life?
    And am I challenged to reflect God's love to others?
  • Do I have an interest in, or a commitment to,
    making Jesus known to those who have not yet heard of Jesus?
  • Do I have an interest in, or a commitment to,
    working for the full development of the peoples of the world?
  • Do I have an interest in, and the ability for, serving people
    in a way that enables their growth?
  • Do I have an interest in, and the ability
    for, going beyond my own language and culture?
  • Do I have an interest in, and the ability for, dialoguing
    with people of other faiths and convictions?
  • Do I have the largeness of heart to live in inter-cultural communities?

If you have answered "YES" to some of the previous questions,
you might want to search and inquire what that could mean in your life with God.

God calls us each by name, seeking to make us whole and happy in each stage of our life.

Our task is to listen well, to trust and to respond with attentive love to the
Holy Spirits' promptings.

What counts on the way of discernment is your faithfulness to the gentle whispers of
the Spirit as well as to the sometimes shocking thunder awakening you to your truth.
God's voice is persistent; God's love is constant.