If you've considered religious life, take the time to learn about several different communities in informal ways:
- Pray and share a meal with a local community.
- Volunteer to spend time with a sister in her ministry.
- Visit for a weekend.
- Participate in a Come and See Weekend.
- Share in a Sunday liturgy.
- Tour the community’s Motherhouse.
To arrange any of these experiences with the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six tips for vocation discernment
- Pray. Ask God to guide you toward your vocation. Listen to God in the quiet of your heart.
- Read the Gospels and the Psalms and listen to the words as a personal message from God.
- Become deeply rooted in the Catholic faith. Be an active participant in your parish.
- Talk to people with different vocation lifestyles. Ask what is life-giving to them. Also, ask what struggles they have encountered in their vocation.
- Get to know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, desires and needs, and your gifts. What are you passionate about? Where would you like to direct your energy?
- What are the pros and cons of each lifestyle choice? Spend time reflecting on what a day in that choice would look like. Think about the feelings you have with each lifestyle choice. Before reflecting always ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
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