“Charity is certainly
greater than any rule.
Moreover, all rules
must lead to charity.” 

St. Vincent de Paul


Discernment Resources

Discerning A Call

Are you exploring the call to religious life? Canonical Novice S. Whitney Schieltz gives us a glimpse into the steps of formation through the eyes of our young Sisters.

Call to the Community

The following videos feature Sisters of Charity at various stages in religious life as they reflect on their call to the Community.

Discernment Resources:

For more information on the discernment process, check out the following Web sites:

The following books also are recommended:

Kiechle, Stefan. The Art of Discernment: Making Good Decisions in your World of Choices. Ave Maria Press, 2005.

Au, Wilkie. By Way of the Heart. SJ, Paulist Press, 1989.

Barry, SJ, William. Paying attention to God: Discernment in Prayer. Ave Maria Press 1990.

Wolff, Pierre. Discernment: The Art of Choosing Sell. Triumph Books, 1993.

Bryant, RSC, Kathleen. Vocations Anonymous: A handbook for Adults Discerning Priesthood and Religious Life. The National Coalition for Church Vocations.

Scriptural Resources

Luke 11:1-13; John 1: 35-39; John 4:1-26; John 15:26-27;
1 Corinthians 1:4-9; I Corinthians 2:6-16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

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LCWR Grieves the Shooting in Colorado Springs

The Sisters of Charity support the following public statement issued by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. May the coming Advent season draw us into deep reflection about the incarnational presence of God, moving with and through humans as non-violent compassion. What can we do, individually and collectively, with this power of God’s incarnational presence to extinguish the violent and troubled crevices of our collective humanity?