“Acting well our part in
present difficulties is
the only way to ensure
the peace of futurity.” 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Discernment Resources

Vocation Stories of Our Sisters

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.

A Tour of SC Communities

Recommended Resources:

Healthy Minds App [CLICK HERE]

May is Mental Health Awareness month! People of faith need support and care for their mental health, which is intimately intertwined with our spiritual well-being. In discernment, we want to make decisions when we are in a place of health. This app is a free tool to nurture your mental health, with both active and walking meditations of varying lengths as well as short lessons on brain science. Try it a few times a week to enrich your awareness, connection, insight, and purpose – all integral to discernment.

For more information on the discernment process, check out the following Web sites:
http://www.vocation-network.org
http://www.bustedhalo.com/features/what-works-11-your-internal-compass
http://www.catholicsoncall.org 

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

Helpful Links

https://www.giving-voice.org
https://www.globalsistersreport.org
https://nrvc.net

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Living Lent

How do you live Lent wholeheartedly? On Ash Wednesday we heard Joel 2:12, “Even now, return to me with your whole heart.” Throughout each week of Lent, a Sister of Charity will share how she hopes to live Lent wholeheartedly. We hope her words will touch your heart. View here.

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Living Lent

How do you live Lent wholeheartedly? On Ash Wednesday we heard Joel 2:12, “Even now, return to me with your whole heart.” Throughout each week of Lent, a Sister of Charity will share how she hopes to live Lent wholeheartedly. We hope her words will touch your heart. View here.