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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.

How do I know if God is calling me?

Blog Published: July 21, 2014

There are many intriguing aspects to this simple, straightforward question. For example, I want to talk about the notion of “calling” ... and about a call from GOD. But I think the heart of the question is how do you KNOW? So let me start there.

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.

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. 

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)

How can I respond to God's call when I'm afraid of where God might be leading me?

Blog Published: June 18, 2015

Ah, dear Seeker, I believe your question about responding to God's call despite being afraid is one that God hears quite often—and one that tugs at God’s heartstrings!

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 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.

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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