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How might I know if God is calling me to be a Sister of Charity?

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The time-honoured process for us is known as Ignatian Discernment. In its simplest form, it involves the following steps which will interweave as I discern.
1. Prayer. Lord, who are you calling me to be? Help me to listen deeply to your voice within my own heart and in the people and signs I see all around me.
2. Help me to be truly grateful for the gifts You have lavished on me – my life, my faith, my family, my friends, the particular interests and talents I have developed to this point in my life.
3. Gather information about the Sisters of Charity (www.sistersofcharity.com.au), speak with sisters I meet, ask questions of them and others.
4. Imagine myself as a Sister of Charity. What feelings does this evoke in me? Does it seem right? Do I still need to find out more? Am I beginning to feel excited that perhaps God want me to consider this possibility further?

If your answer to number 4 above is ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’, the next step is to ask a sister you know to accompany you as you continue your discernment. Alternately, you can contact the congregation directly at congregation@rscoffice.com or Facebook, @sistersofcharityaustralia
or 02 9367 1222 or by letter, Level 7, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction. 2022.

How might I know if God is calling me to be a Sister of Charity?

THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
When we have so much to praise the Lord for, we must not complain.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
True affection is to rejoice in the happiness of our dear ones. Never allow a sentiment of resentment to enter into our hearts.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Pray, reflect and consult – and may the divine spirit direct all to God’s greater glory.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
May our dear Lord Jesus fill your hearts with His own love. Amen!
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We must have patience with others as He has patience with us.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Under every difficulty try to pray fervently.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We have much to thank Him for, even for those little drawbacks on our comforts and conveniences.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Do pray that justice may be accomplished in peace and that truth may prevail.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Go on now as steadily as you can, relying on the Divine assistance and fear not.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
What we do ought to be done well.

The Sisters of Charity acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land, where we have served since 1838. We also pay respect to the Elders both past and present of these Nations.

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