The Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception in Hankinson, ND, is the North American Province of an international order that originated in Germany. Other provinces are in Germany, Brazil and India, as well as mission sites in Albania, Spain and Switzerland. The Sisters wear a modified habit and veil. Their apostolic works include making […]
The Benedictines at Ferdinand, Indiana are one of the groups I visited when I was discerning religious life. They are a wonderful community. This is part 1 of 11 of their vocation video. You can see the rest of the parts by going to YouTube.
This is a vocation video of the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs. It’s essentially a slide show with a musical background. The song, “Swimming to the Other Side”, is worth watching the video all by itself. I must go find a copy of it somewhere.
Learning the Art of Discernment I first read Weeds Among the Wheat, by Thomas Green, SJ, early in my discernment of religious life. I had first read his book, Opening to God, and found it so helpful, I purchased several of his other books. Weeds Among the Wheat is a book specifically about discernment. As […]
Lectio Devina, “a slow contemplative praying of the scriptures”. The Sisters of St. Clare in Saginaw, Michigan, have a wonderfully instructive page on the art of Lectio Devina. Lectio is a wonderful tool for anyone who is discerning. This ancient practice helps one to hear the voice of God speaking to us in the scriptures. […]
Previously only a print document, often called the Blue Book, Religious Ministries has expanded to a website. Religious Ministries is probably the most comprehensive listing of Roman Catholic religious communties in the United States. They list not only those communities that have an on-line presence, but all communities in the US. Listings include “diocesan vocation […]
While this site isn’t specifically about discernment, I think it has a great deal to offer anyone who is currently discerning religious life, as well as anyone seeking to live a more holy life in general. Meg Funk is actually Sr. Mary Margaret Funk, OSB of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, Indiana. […]
Whether you are an Aussie or not, this is a wonderful site for those discerning religious life. Be sure, especially, to check out the discernment information and the Vocations FAQs. They’ve put a great deal of work into the site. It’s interesting, helpful, as well as visually appealing and easy to navigate. Give them a […]