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Could God be calling me to religious life even though I'm not Catholic?

Blog Published: February 16, 2016

What is it about the life that is calling to you? Is it the focus of prayer and deepening the relationship with God that religious life allows for?


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Sisters of Charity

Trip Date: November 12, 2014

Catch all the action from our trip to Nazareth, Kentucky—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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Prayers for Our Human Family

Blog Published: November 11, 2013

Today is a tough day as we remember not only all who serve today and served in the past in various conflicts but we also mourn the tragic loss of life and devastation in the Philippines from the typhoon. It is really hard to absorb so much pain, suffering, and grief. But we must tangle with these things because in so much as suffering touches the life of another person, it touches us.

Interview with a Hermit – Called by God

Blog Published: May 23, 2008

Recently I added Sister Laurel O’Neal’s blog Notes from Stillsong Hermitage to our list of Blogs by Catholic Nuns. Sister Laurel graciously responded to some questions I had for her about what it is like to be a hermit. I’ll post these in three segments starting with this one.

Being Contemplative in a Hectic Life

Blog Published: April 30, 2008

I’m still meditating on Nancy’s question, how can I dedicate my whole self to God?, and some of the responses I’ve received. A couple moms wrote in and talked about the desire to be more contemplative in the midst of a very active life … and the desire sometimes to want to retreat from it all and head for the woods!

Discernment and Vocation Prayer

Blog Published: February 21, 2008

A fabulous prayer from Thomas Merton. Perfect for when you are discerning how God is calling you in your life.