Follow your dream, soar higher, spread your wings and let the spirit bear you up….
If you are sensing that call within, continue to pray and explore your call. Complete the “Vocation Survey” to help deepen your vocational understanding. Or follow the “Contact a Sister” clause to find a community near you. There are sisters who can accompany you on your vocational journey, to help you celebrate and follow that call you are feeling.
Photos of the sites of Le Puy. San Michel has been a sacred site from pre-Christian times. Eglise du College is the first sisters’ parish church, where Medaille preached. The kitchen is where the first sisters gathered for sharing of the heart: sharing of the fruits of their prayer and ministry. The last chair was my prayer space during my visit.
“National Vocation Awareness Week, celebrated November 3-9, 2019, is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. NVAW began in 1976. Beginning in 2014, NVAW was moved to the first full week of November. Each day during this week, take time to ask yourself, “What is it that I plan to do with my one wild and precious life?” [adapted from The Summer Day by Mary Oliver] “
Sister Connie Gibson writes about her journey to become a Sister of St. Joseph.
A little over a week from now, I will make my final vows as a Sister of St. Joseph. With nearly a decade of formal formation behind me and many more years of informal discernment, it’s hard to believe that I’ve come to this point in my journey as a religious sister. Yet, through joys and sufferings, laughter and tears, I now find myself on the cusp of final commitment.