|Statement||Sister Mary Maureen.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||142 p. :|
|Number of Pages||142|
Cover title: A definitive study of your calling as a nun, a sense of mission. Description: pages: illustrations ; 22 cm. Series Title: Careers in depth, Other Titles: Definitive study of your calling as a nun. Responsibility: by Mary Maureen. This book was not what I expected. It is so much of the author's personal life journey & yet she captures the feeling & reality of having a calling to be a religious. I was happy to have read this book, though it certainly did not answer the questions I had or give an exclusive look into the question of a calling/5. The call is often an idea that just won’t go away. God is persistent, offering the call in many gentle or subtle ways -- until you have time to grow into the idea! Your reaction to the call begins to change. At some point the fear, or resistance, or incredulousness of . I Said, "I Am A Nun" is a book for all palettes. This book contains bravery, courage, romance and determination of a woman named Rose who simply wanted to find peace and happiness in her life. Rose struggled within herself every s: 6.
God doesn’t inscribe your call across the heavens or deliver a crystal clear invitation. You have to listen to your deeper self, to the quiet movement of your heart. From my twenty plus years in vocation ministry, I’ve found there are signs to pay attention to or take seriously if you are wondering about a possible call . The book was a Book of the Month selection and reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Hulme wrote the book based partly upon the experiences of her friend, Marie Louise Habets of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, a Belgian nurse and an ex- nun whom she met while working with refugees in post-war Europe. How do I know if God is calling me to become a nun? Many young people ask this very question; in fact I asked it myself not very long ago. The answer is not something you can find and define in a simple way. It is a mystery. I asked a friend once, “So, how do you know?” She promptly said, “You will know it when you know it.”. If it is to the religious life that God calls you, you have nothing to fear. Speaking of cloistered nuns, John Paul II once noted, “It is a force or, rather, a Person which calls them. It is that invisible Bridegroom who leads your young friends to enclose themselves behind the gates of Carmel for the rest of their lives.
If you think that God might be calling you to a formal ministerial vocation (lay or ordained) contact your diocese. Some people also find conversations with a Spiritual Director useful. Your diocese should have a list of people who provide this support, or you could book some time at a Christian retreat centre. Discern calling rooted in the WORD. I think God may be calling me to be a nun. But, I don't want to be a nun. I have been hoping the last few years that being a nun won't be my calling, but I'm starting to have a feeling that He may be calling me to be a nun. I want to be married, have kids, and have a great life and career, and serve God through church. But, God comes first, and I feel like a horrible Catholic if I don't do God. Sr. Theresa Benedicta of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist tells of her experience of becoming a Catholic Sister. Keep praying, with trust in Him. Also, here is a quote from Jesus to Saint Faustina, a nun (excerpts taken from “Divine Mercy In My Soul”): Even among the sisters you will feel lonely. Know then that I want you to unite yourself more closely to Me. I am concerned about every beat of your heart. Every stirring of your love is reflected in My.