discernment

December 08, 2018
In response to a wellspring of interest, the vocation discernment retreat hosted by the National Catholic Sisters Project next March has been opened up to all interested women. “Deep Encounter: Listening with an Open Heart” will be held March 7-10, 2019, in San Antonio at the Hilton Airport...
November 05, 2018
When I was still in grade school and attended Mass at St. Joe’s in West St. Paul, Minn., we started using the “Archdiocesan Prayer for Vocations” at Mass. This week’s National Vocation Awareness Week reminded me of this custom.  The prayer goes as follows: O God, we...
November 04, 2018
The Catholic Church is now celebrating National Vocation Awareness Week, backed by the National Catholic Sisters Project. The weeklong celebration, which runs from Nov. 4-10, is a special time for parishes and Catholic organizations in the U.S. to foster a culture of vocations men and women....
September 04, 2018
  It’s interesting that within the course of a single day yesterday, I received some related questions from multiple sources: How did your family feel (and continue to feel) about your vocation ?   What is your relationship like?   When you decided to...
May 04, 2018
There are certain things Sister Alice has told me that have stuck with me -- particularly, her stories about the past. As we prepared for her interview, she would occasionally go on tangents and share anecdotes about when she was young. Both she and her sister became Dominican nuns, and I was...
January 10, 2018
What began as a single meeting two years ago blossomed into a committee that gathers to keep the spirit of National Catholic Sisters Week alive throughout the year. Sister Lorraine Reaume, OP, who serves as director of formation for the Adrian Dominicans, recalls the email that started it all....
November 30, 2017
Hello! This is my first blog post with SisterStory, so I figured I ought to share a bit about myself before you are subjected to my ramblings. My name is Sister Desiré, and I am in my annual vows with the Sisters of Saint Felix, otherwise known as the Felician Sisters. I have been with my...
November 08, 2017
College can be daunting because it requires a host of decisions. Which major to choose? Which career to pursue? Where to live? Whom to befriend? Whom to date? And, ultimately, what kind of person to become? Catholic sisters are able to share wisdom with students at this pivotal juncture by...