Are you being called?
‘Let us serve with hearts filled with pure love of God.’ (St Louise de Marillac)
Life offers us many possibilities and choices.
Each of us is called by God to live the life He has marked out for us, a life that will bring us closer to Him.
Each of us has a vocation, a special calling.
Through prayer and discernment, we can discover our vocation.
Pope Francis reminds us that,
“In discerning your vocation, do not dismiss the possibility of devoting yourself to God in the priesthood, the religious life or in other forms of consecration. Why not? You can be sure that, if you do recognise and follow a call from God, there you will find complete fulfilment.
[Christus Vivit No 276]
The feeling that God is calling you to a life of service and community may surface while praying, reading the Bible, listening to music, surfing the internet or watching a film.
You may have felt it for a long time or it could be something that has recently come to you. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I feel a tugging in my heart to live my faith more fully
- Do I feel I want to make difference with the gifts that I have been given?
- Do I love being with my friends and having fun, but feel that there must be more?
If you’ve answered YES to one or more of these questions, it could be that God is calling you to a fuller life lived in service to others
Seek out that calm and quiet that enables you to reflect, pray, look more clearly at the world around you, and then, with Jesus, come to recognise the vocation that is yours in this world.
[Christus Vivit No 277]
Want to know more?
You may want to contact our Vocations Director, Sr Theresa Tighe, either by phone or email and discuss your questions with her.
Sister Theresa Tighe DC
Tel. 02080906 3777