How might I know if God is calling me to be a Sister of Charity?Print
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook, @sistersofcharityaustralia
or 02 9367 1222 or by letter, Level 7, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction. 2022.