Friday Community Highlight: St. Gertrude Monastery

By | Jan 23, 2009

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Gertrude Monastery have been in Ridgely, Maryland since 1887.  Originally teaching in parish schools, they now only teach in the elementary and high school in Wilmington, Delaware.  After closing their girl’s accademy at their motherhouse, they started a school for mentally challenged children and young adults.  In addition, they work […]

Thursday Discernment Discussion: Vocation Directors

By | Jan 22, 2009

Today’s discussion is centered on Vocation Directors.  I’ve heard some great stories about vocation directors, and I’ve heard some really horrible ones as well.  My own experience while I was discerning religous life was rather mixed.  I had some really great experiences, I had some not so great experiences. Tell us about your experiences with […]

Community Database

By | Jan 21, 2009

Note: This is a sticky post…please scroll down for new content. My husband and I have been tossing around an idea for a while now of creating a searchable database of communities to help women more easily find a compatible community.  It would be a free tool for both the communities and the women who are […]

Wednesday Discernment Link: Nuts and Bolts of Vocation Discernment

By | Jan 21, 2009

This week I found a great podcast called The Nuts and Bolts of Vocation Discernment.  The podcast seems to run every few weeks without a set schedule, but they already have been running for one and a half years, sponsored by the Diocese of Albany.  If you are listening in when the podcast takes place, […]

Tuesday Book Review: Wisdom Distilled From the Daily

By | Jan 20, 2009

I first read Sr. Joan Chittester’s book, Wisdom Distilled From the Daily almost 15 years ago, when I was discerning religious life.  While I believe it has great significance for those discerning vocations, I think it is also a book appropriate for anyone attempting to live an authentic life of love. The Rul of St […]

Video Monday: Poor Clares ~ Galway Ireland

By | Jan 19, 2009

This has to be one of the best Poor Clare videos I’ve found so far on YouTube. This 10 minute video was shot by a local news agency, and captures a very personal look at women who have entered there in the last decade. I highly recommend it to anyone who is discerning religious life. […]

Theme Update

By | Jan 17, 2009

I’m in the process of updating to a newer theme on the site. If things appear broken, just check back in a few hours and they should be fixed.

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