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little_angel202    0
little_angel202

wow this is great to know there are people put there with the same problem as me- wonderin if they are called to be a nun or a mum!!! i've been praying about it for a while but i'm still not sure

by the way i'm new here, my name is katy and i live in england

God bless

katy :D

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cathgirl    0
cathgirl

Welcome Katy!!!!!

I agree, I don't know anybody who lives around my area who have ever considered being a nun, since there aren't many Catholics who care about stuff like that. We don't have a convent or anything nearby either. I think it is cool how there are other girls here who have the same problem as me!!!

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sista2b    2
sista2b

i just got back from youth 2000, well not just now but today. at the end they have all the religious and everyone thinking of becoming religious stand up in the front for the bishop to give us a blessing. there were so many young people who stood up. yay!!!

we aren't the only freaks!!!

sometimes it feels like your the only one, but i guess you have to look at the bigger picture and realize that people may be thinking about it w/out letting ne one know.

love you all!!

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little_angel202    0
little_angel202

hi guys (or girls really!) Its going to be great talking to you all I’m sure! I was wondering if any of you no anything about being a missionary nun because if I was a nun that’s what I would love to do but do you have to join a special order and do you get the choice if you become a Franciscan or another large order like that??

God bless

katy

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mexmickey    0
mexmickey

How do you actually discern? I know you said in prayer... but it just seems like i dont feel like i know how to pray :-/ I know that sounds ridiculus... but i have also been teased that i will become a sister because of my love for christ, but it comes and goes... i want to know what to do! I am 18 and im studying to become a doctor, but deep down i dont feel like that is my calling. How can i really know?

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dominicansoul    4,457
dominicansoul

Dominicans of Mary Mother of the Eucharist

www.sistersofmary.org

i was just thinking today of how crazy i am. 3 years ago i would never guessed next year i'll be "Sister Ali". and another year who knows what my name'll be. God deff. has a sense of humor. i love it, but i don't know how the heck i got here, ya know?

I'm pretty sure I know who this is :smokey:

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TheresaThoma    2,286
TheresaThoma

How do you actually discern? I know you said in prayer... but it just seems like i dont feel like i know how to pray :-/ I know that sounds ridiculus... but i have also been teased that i will become a sister because of my love for christ, but it comes and goes... i want to know what to do! I am 18 and im studying to become a doctor, but deep down i dont feel like that is my calling. How can i really know?

A phrase that I found helpful in discernment is "God deals in the real". Meaning that we can't just sit around and think and pray about our vocation. We have to go do something. Go on a Come and See retreat, spend some time with Sisters. The friend that first told me that phrase is now married, but he spent some time in the seminary. He said that it was only really by taking that leap of faith and going to the seminary that he realized it was not his vocation. 

When you say it comes and goes try to pay attention to what else is going on in your life. I know personally when I'm not as faithful to the sacraments and to prayer I start to doubt my vocation. St Ignatius uses the terms consolation and desolation. Consolation is when you are at peace you feel close to God, prayer comes easily etc. Desolation is when you are pulling away from God, you are frustrated and God seems distant it is difficult to pray. St Ignatius advises to not make decisions during desolation. So if you are going through a time of desolation or a "dry spell" don't try to figure out your vocation then. Persevere and then when you are back in consolation make decisions,

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