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Vocation Story

God's call and our response
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Anna Saltzman

on 10 November 2016

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Transcript of Vocation Story

Vocation - What is it? "A Call...and a response."
What’s your vocation?
My Story - a call to Mercy
God’s unique call/invitation to you
to a way of life that is happy, life-giving and fulfilling; through which you participate in bringing to fruition God’s dream/desire for yourself and for all of creation.
Pray to the Holy Spirit

Allow your life to speak to you, what are your gifts, talents, interests?

Listen to your attractions.

Explore your possibilities.

Trust that God is with you, guiding you.

Notice where you experience the fruits of the Spirit ( love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, long suffering, mildness, faith, modesty, continency and chastity.)

Continue to pray and listen.
How do I know what my vocation is?
A life dedicated to God and the following of Jesus through the profession of vows;
it is a life of prayer in community and service to others.

What are the types of religious life?
What is a Religious Vocation?
A Catholic nun is a woman who lives a contemplative life in a monastery which is usually cloistered (or enclosed) or
semicloistered. Her ministry and prayer life is centered within and around the monastery for the good of the world.
To Habit or Not To Habit
Sisters come from: many kinds of family constructs
with various life experiences
from distinct cultures
with different gifts and talents
speaking different languages
possessing various interests
with different levels of education
at varying ages,
etc., ..... etc., .... etc., ............
What I've Found
Why I Stay
Where I'm bound...
Where do Sisters come from?
Religious Life: Sister - Nun?
Religious Sisters - Apostolic
A woman who lives, ministers and prays as one among the People of God. She belongs to a community of Sisters who share a common charism, vision and mission. She professes vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.
Many Apostolic Religious Communities do not wear habits,
Many Monastic/Contemplative Communities wear habits.
The habit - a sign of the consecration of one's life to God ...

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