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 does it mean to go on retreat? Do I have to sit in silence all day?

Blog Published: July 26, 2016

Retreat is a time to learn the sound of your own soul, to tap into the wisdom you have within, and to listen to the precious voice of the One who knows you.

What does God's voice sound like?

Blog Published: June 29, 2016

When we spend time with God regularly we begin to become attuned to God’s voice, and slowly over time we learn the nuance of that voice.

Does discernment ever end?

Blog Published: June 1, 2016

Some discernments have a specific question with a necessary final decision, and some are more about day to day living.

How can I muster up the courage to pursue religious life?

Blog Published: May 5, 2016

We can all be intimidated by or swept away by the strong current of society’s idea of what we should do, be, or look like. 

Does God want me to be single forever?

Blog Published: April 12, 2016

Remember these words: “I know well the plans I have in mind for you, plans for your welfare, not for woe, plans to give you a future full of hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

I dreamt I missed a phone call from God—is God trying to tell me something?

Blog Published: March 14, 2016

Dreams have been one of God’s ways of speaking to us from our earliest history! So I take dreams as important messengers, always with something to tell us.

Could God be calling me to religious life even though I'm not Catholic?

Blog Published: February 16, 2016

What is it about the life that is calling to you? Is it the focus of prayer and deepening the relationship with God that religious life allows for?

 

What is Spiritual Direction?

Blog Published: January 26, 2016

In spiritual direction, both the “directee” and the spiritual guide listen together for the direction of the Spirit as you open your life in God’s presence.