A Nun's Life welcomes guest blogger Sister Christina Chavez, CDP, who writes about her experience of discerning and being a canonical novice with the Congregation of Divine Providence in San Antonio, Texas.
Sister Cheryl reflects on Lent as a time of discernment, growth, and tuning into God's call.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.