Sunday, April 18, 2010

How do you know God is calling you?

Saturday, April 10, 2010:

Well...how do you know? Today, we had our Pauline vocation day here at the convent. We had two young women visiting us. Our guest speaker was Sr. Emi Magnificat. We began our program at about 1:00pm after the arrival of the women. After a brief visit in our chapel and some social time, Laura, Jackie, Sr. Emi and the young women proceeded to the Postulants' study room for our sharing. Sr. Emi shared her vocation story and thereafter we engaged in a discussion of various "religious life as a vocation" questions. It was enlightening for all of us present. Laura and Jackie also had a chance to share a bit about their vocational discernment journey. At the conclusion of the presentation, we provided a handout about vocation resources that one could use. Key pointers to the vocation search included: Pray, Learn, Search, Visit and Act (www.scribd.com/doc/30131997). After our session, we took a "coffee break" where we enjoyed visiting with the young women as they got a chance to learn more about us. We concluded our vocation day with a time of adoration of Jesus in our convent chapel. Sr. Emi guided our time of adoration by sharing with us the Pauline way of making a Holy Hour following our spirituality of Jesus Master, Our Way, Truth and Life. We thank God for the opportunity we had to share our life with the young women who came to visit us...so when are you coming?

P.S. O Jesus Eternal Shepherd of our souls, send good laborers into your harvest!

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Hi! My name is Amanda and we're doing a project on vocations in theology class. Our focus is on your order, the Daughters of St. Paul. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to give me some insight into the daily life of a sister. Thank you :)

FSP Postulants said...

Hi Amanda, thanks for your note. So glad to hear that you are doing a project on our community! We would be happy to share with you some insights on our daily life. We have 13 convents in the US Province and therefore our daily schedule varies depending on our apostolic activities carried out in each location. We would be happy to share with you our daily life here in the St. Louis convent, which is also where the postulants (young women in the first stage of formation) live :-) I was unable to get your email address from your comment so that I can send you a more detailed outlook on our life and answer any questions that you may have for your project. Please feel free to send us a note at fsppostulants@gmail.com or fsppost@aol.com. We look forward to hearing from you! You are in our prayers, Amanda. God bless you, Jackie (Postulant).