By your baptismal call, God has asked you to share your gifts, talents, energy and passion through your life’s vocation. If you feel that God is inviting YOU to live your vocation as a religious sister, you may be wondering how best to clarify that invitation.
Such decision-making is done through a process called discernment.
Discernment is a period of time when you prayerfully consider what God’s plan in life is for YOU. Through prayer, active listening, quiet reflection, journaling and conversation with trusted individuals in your life, by God’s grace, you will eventually be led to an interior conviction that this IS or MAY BE the LIFE you are called to live.
Sr. Bridget Zanin, MSC talks about her call to be a Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
Becoming a Missionary Sister
As vowed religious women, we MSCs have responded to God’s call in our lives. In rhythms of dialog, silence, prayer, faith-sharing, work and leisure, we live co-responsibly in community as adult women committed to serving those in need, particularly, women, children, frail elders and immigrants.
As a missionary congregation, we are available to be sent anywhere in the world in the service of the Church and to those who are most vulnerable. We are called to be open and hospitable, welcoming, and to lead a simple lifestyle.
Our communities are characterized by our internationality and an agile response to the needs presented by today’s cultures and realities.
If your heart is leading you to consider life as a religious sister and you have the desire to be sent, to serve, to be a bearer of Christ’s love in the world, we invite you to get to know us better!