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.

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.

What does Jesus teach us about discernment?

Blog Published: May 30, 2017

As discerners and seekers, we want to follow God, but here’s the clue from Jesus about how to ensure that that happens.

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 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.

How can I make time for prayer when I barely have time to eat?

Blog Published: June 20, 2017

The breathless pace of our lives only seems to accelerate as we take on more responsibilities, more expectations, and instant everything! 

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!

If I become a nun, will I still be able to travel?

Blog Published: March 10, 2015

When I was a novice, I remember one summer, on retreat at our motherhouse, thinking sadly, “I’ll never get another vacation in my life!” I have laughed many times since ...