A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, February 25, 2005

Have you experienced...?

"...God's loving action within your heart?

"Do you have an increasing desire to be in relationship with God through prayer?

"Do you sometimes experience God's invitation to risk reaching out to others and believe that you can make a difference?

"Have you considered that God may be calling you to become a sister?

"If your answer is 'yes' to the above questions, we encourage you to consider that you may be gifted with the great grace of a religious vocation out of God's love for you, for the good of the Church and the world.

"When God calls someone to surrender her life totally to Him as a religious Sister, the grace is there for that person to sacrifice everything to follow His call.

"Give yourself the opportunity to explore what this might mean for you. You will find it helpful to share with others who are similarly searching and with sisters who have made this journey in faith. Enjoy doing this in a reflective atmosphere at one of our weekend retreats. By contacting our Vocation Director, you can receive information and guidance that will help you explore your questions and to eventually make a decision about religious life.

"We, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, participate in the mission of the Roman Catholic Church by living the Gospel in imitation of St. Francis and our foundress, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel.

"As consecrated women faithful to our vows, we strive in community to combine the contemplative life with the active through perpetual adoration and works of mercy in education, healthcare, and other ecclesial ministries.

"We respond gratefully to our call in the Church to adoration and evangelization by:

  • "Fidelity to our charism of Eucharistic and lived adoration
  • "Dependence upon Divine Providence
  • "Loving concern for one another
  • "Authentic witness of our Franciscan values
  • "Joyful service to all in need of Christ's presence, especially the poor."

from the Vocations website of
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration