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How to Discern

A 3-Part Series on Discernment

Blog Published: September 11, 2013

At prayer the other day, a number of folks had asked for prayer as they were in transition and deciding on important next steps in their life. We wanted to post a few resources (including the famed Discernment Chart) to help out when you are discerning and deciding on the next steps in life.

4 Steps for Discernment and Decision-Making

September 11, 2013
In the article What is discernment?, spiritual director Sister Mary McDevitt, IHM, led us through understanding discernment, consolations, and desolations.

What Is Discernment?

September 11, 2013
Discerning, making decisions, figuring out what we are called to, and choosing between different directions in life can be a challenge. We invited Sister Mary McDevitt, IHM, a spiritual director and retreat guide, to provide an overview to what discernment is and some practical ways that we can engage in discernment.

The Discernment Chart

September 11, 2013
A Discernment Chart is a graphical way to sketch out where we are with a decision we have to make. The chart can help in seeing where we are drawn, what direction seems most fulfilling, and what steps we need to take.

Can an "A-HA!" moment point me in the direction of my vocation?

Podcast Recorded: September 5, 2013

This Random Nun Clip is from our Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Hear the full podcast at AS146.

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Can you offer discernment advice from religious life to people considering other life commitments, like marriage?

Podcast Recorded: August 29, 2013

This audio clip is from our Motherhouse Road Trip visit with the Sisters of Notre Dame-Toledo Province.

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Any advice for discerning God's call when the path ahead is really unclear?

Podcast Recorded: August 26, 2013

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sister Mary Beth Howell, OP, about the winding path of discernment. Hear more clips from our visit with the Adrian Dominican sisters on the Motherhouse Road Trip page.

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Can I discern between two loves - a boyfriend and becoming a sister?

Podcast Recorded: July 10, 2013

This Random Nun Clip is from Ask Sister episode 143. Hear the full podcast at AS143.

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