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How to Discern

What if I'm so influenced by other people's ideas about my life that I don't hear God's voice?

Podcast Recorded: September 20, 2013

This Random Nun Clip is from our Motherhouse Road Trip podcast with the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania. You can listen to the full podcast at AS147.

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AS147 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, in Villa Maria, Penn.

Podcast Recorded: September 20, 2013

AS147 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on September 20, 2013, in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania. Visit the Motherhouse Road Trip page for all recordings of all of our road trips!

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A 3-Part Series on Discernment

Blog Published: September 11, 2013

At prayer the other day, a number of folks had asked for prayer as they were in transition and deciding on important next steps in their life. We wanted to post a few resources (including the famed Discernment Chart) to help out when you are discerning and deciding on the next steps in life.

4 Steps for Discernment and Decision-Making

September 11, 2013
In the article What is discernment?, spiritual director Sister Mary McDevitt, IHM, led us through understanding discernment, consolations, and desolations.

The Discernment Chart

September 11, 2013
A Discernment Chart is a graphical way to sketch out where we are with a decision we have to make. The chart can help in seeing where we are drawn, what direction seems most fulfilling, and what steps we need to take.

What Is Discernment?

September 11, 2013
Discerning, making decisions, figuring out what we are called to, and choosing between different directions in life can be a challenge. We invited Sister Mary McDevitt, IHM, a spiritual director and retreat guide, to provide an overview to what discernment is and some practical ways that we can engage in discernment.

Any advice for discerning God's call when the path ahead is really unclear?

Podcast Recorded: August 26, 2013

In the Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sister Mary Beth Howell, OP,  about the winding path of discernment. Hear more clips from our visit with the Adrian Dominican sisters on the Motherhouse Road Trip page.

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How do I know I am being called?

Blog Published: May 13, 2013

When we ask about whether God is calling us, we've often had some kind of experience where we feel a nudge, a pull, some kind of attraction that doesn't seem wholly of our own making. This experience may also feel like something that is totally absurd and simultaneously totally awesome!