Discernment Advice from Sister Michelle, SSJ

Blog Published: August 28, 2017
By Sister Maxine

A Nun's Life had the privilege to sit down with Sister Michelle Lesher, SSJ, to talk about some of the advice she would give to someone discerning religious life.

A Nun's Life: What advice would you give to someone who is discerning religious life?

Sister Michelle: First and foremost, I really encourage a people to cultivate a life of prayer, a sense of listening and really trying to come to know herself in a better way; and come to know God and how God is inviting her in relationship in any way, shape, or form. I would also encourage a person who is thinking about religious life to spend time with sisters, visit lots of different congregations to get a sense of mission and charism, and a sense of where [she] might fit best. [Visiting provides] the opportunity to see sisters in their everyday life ... and to get to know them.

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Sister Michelle is a member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia.

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