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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.

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.

My life is so mundane and routine—how can I see it as a calling?

Blog Published: September 10, 2015

Doing dishes can be a chore—or a contemplative action—a way to be the Hands of Christ.

How can I share the message of Jesus in my everyday life?

Blog Published: April 18, 2017

On the Feast of Saint Mark we hear his gospel account of Jesus' ascension into heaven. How is Jesus calling you to "proclaim the gospel to every creature"?

Can I dedicate my life to God without being a nun?

Blog Published: August 22, 2017

We have witnessed the awakening call of many to serve God in Church ministry, in service, and in justice work!  

Arising from sleep

Blog Published: April 4, 2018

So has it happened yet? Have you heard your call to awake from sleep? A new day is dawning!

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

How did you know God was calling you to be a nun?

Blog Published: October 24, 2017

No two vocation stories are the same. That mysterious call is as unique as the person being called. Here's how my call unfolded!

Sister Cheryl on the vocation journey in childhood.

The best Lent EVER

Blog Published: February 28, 2018

If you’ve been watching the Olympics as much as I have, this can sound like an incentive to beat out all the other contestants and put down your best Lent ever!