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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.

I dreamt I missed a phone call from God—is God trying to tell me something?

Blog Published: March 14, 2016

Dreams have been one of God’s ways of speaking to us from our earliest history! So I take dreams as important messengers, always with something to tell us.

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 does Jesus teach us about finding peace in everyday life?

Blog Published: October 27, 2015

The peace Jesus offers IS radically different. It’s peace in the MIDST of suffering, in the midst of the storm.

Sharing Incarnation

Blog Published: December 24, 2018

By incarnating, Jesus raised the dignity and preciousness of our own human form. He became enfleshed to share fully our human experience of being in a body.

Sister Cheryl Rose, HM

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!  

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.

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.

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 ...