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Where is God Calling You?

How do I know if God is calling me?

Blog Published: July 21, 2014

There are many intriguing aspects to this simple, straightforward question. For example, I want to talk about the notion of “calling” ... and about a call from GOD. But I think the heart of the question is how do you KNOW? So let me start there.

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What does it mean to go on retreat? Do I have to sit in silence all day?

Blog Published: July 26, 2016

Retreat is a time to learn the sound of your own soul, to tap into the wisdom you have within, and to listen to the precious voice of the One who knows you.

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What are signs of being called to religious life?

Blog Published: September 26, 2017

Are there signs that you may be called to life as a sister--and are you seeing them?!

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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 Theological Reflection?

January 17, 2013
Theological reflection is a way of doing theology that starts from the experiences of life and leads to searching in faith, for deeper meaning, and for the living God.

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.

What drew you to religious life?

June 10, 2019

Sister Angela Gertsema, ASCJ, reflects on the journey that led her to religious life.

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Why does God send me conflicting messages?

Podcast Recorded: May 6, 2019

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener wonders if God is trying to confuse him with conflicting messages. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS220. Sister Maxine and with guests Sister Jenny Zimmerman, of the Sisters of Notre Dame, and Friar John Bammon, a Conventual Franciscan Friar.   

Why does God send me conflicting messages?