Do you feel like you were made for something more? Does nothing satisfy? Are you feeling unsettled and unhappy even though you are preoccupying yourself with things you like? Do you feel God tugging in your heart? Do you feel Him calling you even though you are afraid of what that might mean? Perhaps Jesus might be calling you to religious life!
Religious life is a radical response of love to God who calls us. We say yes to God in religious life when we want to give ourselves unreservedly with total trust to Him without conditions.
Through the vow of chastity, we exclusively belong to the Lord, and we give our hearts to God, becoming espoused to Him. The vow of chastity frees us to love God with all our hearts, with all our soul, and with all our strength (Deut. 6:5)
Through the vow of poverty, we declare God to be our only treasure. All things become secondary and find their proper place in relation to God. Through the vow of poverty, we trust that God always provides for our needs, especially in community.
Through the vow of obedience, we freely submit our most prized possession, our wills, our selves. Our vow of obedience is a form of trust in God we exercise by following the legitimate commands of our superiors in obedience to God’s will.
A woman discerning our congregation must be between 18-35 years of age, have a high school diploma, and have a sound physical, mental and emotional health.