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discernment

Digging in: Being an Archaeologist and a Nun

Blog Published: May 12, 2017

I always wanted to be an archaeologist. The idea of becoming a Sister emerged much later in my life. It seemed to me (although for almost no one else in my life) to be a bolt out of the blue.

Belinda Monahan

The Fear of Becoming a Nun

Blog Published: May 2, 2017

Not gonna lie. I was kinda scared when I realized God might be calling be to become a nun!

A Nun

On Being a Millennial and a Nun

Blog Published: March 28, 2017

A Nun's Life welcomes guest blogger Sister Christina Chavez, CDP, who writes about her experience of discerning and being a canonical novice with the Congregation of Divine Providence in San Antonio, Texas.

Sister Christina

What can Lent teach us about discernment?

Blog Published: March 14, 2017

Sister Cheryl reflects on Lent as a time of discernment, growth, and tuning into God's call.

Lenten reflection

How do I choose a religious community?

Blog Published: January 25, 2017

While religious communities have much in common—the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and living a life of service and prayer—they also are different.

choosing a community

How do the spiritual themes of Advent connect with discernment?

Blog Published: December 14, 2016

If you are one on the path of discerning, put on your Advent spirit and wait in the dark until the Light of God springs forth! For it will come. It will surely come. 

A Nun

What spiritual reading would you recommend for a person who is discerning?

Blog Published: November 16, 2016

We can learn to tune in to God’s voice in times of quiet prayer. We can also open our minds to divine inspiration and guidance through good books on spiritual topics.

A Nun