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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.

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.

Rumi Hearts

What are signs of being called to religious life?

Blog Published: September 26, 2017

Are there signs that you may be called to life as a sister--and are you seeing them?!

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.

Summer Vacation FROM God or WITH God?

Blog Published: July 11, 2018

"God can be a slow sip of cool lemonade or the fragrance of a bright garden flower. God can delight in you as you play with friends and family!! And as the Pentecost sequence so sweetly says, 'God's spirit is for us grateful coolness in the heat.'" 

What happens when you actually apply to become a nun?

Blog Published: February 20, 2017

Sister Cheryl talks about the first big steps in becoming a Catholic sister!

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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 is Advent anyway?

Blog Published: December 13, 2017

Sister Cheryl Rose, HM, talks about how she has prepared for Advent this year, and how its been different than her Advent preparation in the past.