Random Nun Clips

How to tell if you have a religious vocation

Podcast Recorded: June 12, 2023
A smiling woman prays next to a sunny window

Women are always asking Sister Mary Michael Fox, "How can I be sure if I have a religious vocation?" Find out Sister's simple strategy to get the answer.

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Sister Rejane  
This Random Nun Clip is brought to you by A Nun's Life Ministry. Hello, I am Sister Cytacki of A Nun's Life. And my guest today is Sister Mary Michael Fox, a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia. We just love trying to connect -- like you said -- Catholic Sisters with the world. And discerners too. There's a lot out there. I interact with them a lot. Facebook Messenger, website. A lot of seekers still.

Sister Mary Michael  
Well, Sister, let me say this. If you have people who are discerning -- young women ask me, "Sister, how do you know? How do you know?" And so I say, stay on a regular prayer life. keep a check on regular Confession. Regular Confession, regular prayer life. And if you think that God is calling you to be a Sister, go visit. Go visit. And then I tell them, give him six months. So you say to Jesus, "Lord, if You want me, I'm yours." Give him six months. If he doesn't propose, go find another husband. [laughter] Isn't that true, Sister? Our spouse doesn't play around, right? He doesn't play games. He doesn't play mind games. He actually is very clear. So we don't want to get into a long-term discernment relationship with Jesus. He doesn't need that. And we don't need that. So the sermon shouldn't take a long time. "Jesus, if you want me, I'm offering myself. I'm gonna go visit these convents to see where it fits. If it isn't for me, then show me my husband. And thank you very much." And he will. He will, because he wants us happy, right, Sister? I mean that's what he wants.

Sister Rejane  

Sister Mary Michael  
He doesn't want miserable women in the world. He wants happy women.

Sister Rejane  
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