A Nuns Life

Discovering God's Calling

Ever feel like God is calling you to something but you’re not sure where to go or what to do next? Sister Cheryl writes about how to tune into God. And she offers ideas to help you discover your vocation or live more fully into the vocation you already have! 

Sister Cheryl Rose, HM, is a spiritual director and a retreat director and is in vocation ministry with her congregation, the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania.

What can Lent teach us about discernment?

Blog Published: March 14, 2017

Sister Cheryl reflects on Lent as a time of discernment, growth, and tuning into God's call.

Lenten reflection

What happens when you actually apply to become a nun?

Blog Published: February 20, 2017
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How do I choose a religious community?

Blog Published: January 25, 2017

While religious communities have much in common—the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and living a life of service and prayer—they also are different.

choosing a community

How do the spiritual themes of Advent connect with discernment?

Blog Published: December 14, 2016

If you are one on the path of discerning, put on your Advent spirit and wait in the dark until the Light of God springs forth! For it will come. It will surely come. 

What spiritual reading would you recommend for a person who is discerning?

Blog Published: November 16, 2016

We can learn to tune in to God’s voice in times of quiet prayer. We can also open our minds to divine inspiration and guidance through good books on spiritual topics.

How can I avoid distractions when I pray?

Blog Published: October 27, 2016

Prayer is a time where can hang out with God. It's not about perfecting a method. It’s about seeking a relationship with the One who loves us beyond measure.

How do I decide between becoming a nun and having a family?

Blog Published: September 28, 2016

Discernment it is always a choice between two goods. That’s what makes it so hard. Thank God we are not figuring this out by ourselves!

Is it OK to date while discerning a vocation to religious life?

Blog Published: August 23, 2016

In my years of working with those discerning a possible call to religious life, this issue often comes up. I think a lot depends on timing.

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