"Thank you, women who are daughters and women who are sisters!
Into the heart of the family, and then of all society, you bring the richness of your sensitivity, your intuitiveness, your generosity and fidelity."
– Pope John Paul II
Steps on the Journey of Discernment
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you are called! It might be the call to build a family here on earth (with a husband and children) or a spiritual family (with a community), or remaining single but with a mission focused on God’s plan for you.
If you go through the right discernment process you should be able to hear God’s voice inside you.
Most congregations follow this: pre-postulant, postulant, novitiate, temporary vows, final vows.
It depends on each congregation. It could take 6-12 years before the final vows.
The daily life of the sisters can be slightly different from each community depending on their charism. They usually wake up early and begin their day with morning prayers – most communities pray the liturgy of the hour twice a day, morning and evening, and attend Mass daily. They also commit at least one hour of personal prayer daily. They share community life with one another, which helps them to live in simplicity and dependence. Together they establish a rhythm of life in a community that ensures a balance in prayer, ministry, recreation, and leisure, and which allows time and space for reflection.