Tag: discernment

Where Is Your Quest Taking You?

  Each minute of life should be a divine quest. – Paramahansa Yogananda  

What Is Your Heart’s Desire . . . Your Heart’s Delight?

Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 37. I’m pretty sure I’ve shared this before, but verses 4 and 5 have always spoken to me about something that is key in discerning what God is calling us to. We need to listen to our hearts.… Continue Reading “What Is Your Heart’s Desire . . . Your Heart’s Delight?”

God Will Give Us the Desires of our Hearts

Psalm 37 is tomorrow’s Responsorial Psalm. Whenever I have the privilege to speak with young women about discerning their call, verse 4 of this Psalm comes to mind . . . and to my lips: Delight yourself in the Lord, and God will give… Continue Reading “God Will Give Us the Desires of our Hearts”

I Love Being a Nun!

While this post is entitled, “I Love Being a Nun!”, actually I am a sister. Nuns are those who are cloistered and primarily involved in the ministry of prayer. Those of us who are sisters are involved in apostolic ministry – and that’s a… Continue Reading “I Love Being a Nun!”

God Calls the Most Unlikely Among Us

Yesterday we read about the call of the Prophet Isaiah. In Sunday’s first reading from Amos 7:12-15, we see that, no matter how unlikely we might think we are as God’s choice for some special work, God just doesn’t see it that way. All… Continue Reading “God Calls the Most Unlikely Among Us”

Here I Am, Send Me

The first reading on Saturday is Isaiah 6:1-8 – a dramatic story of God calling the prophet. Though we may not see visions, doesn’t it always feel a bit dramatic to experience a sense of call . . . to get a glimpse of… Continue Reading “Here I Am, Send Me”

Seek First

Today’s Gospel Reading is Matthew 6:24-34, and we are reminded. Seek first Kingdom of God and God’s righteousness,¬†and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own… Continue Reading “Seek First”

How to Choose the Way We Live Our Lives

As the Vocation Minister for our congregation of Dominican Sisters, I am often asked about how to choose from among the many wonderful possibilities of vocations. It is easy for us to choose when Choice A is clearly good, and Choice B is clearly… Continue Reading “How to Choose the Way We Live Our Lives”

You Will Show Me the Path to Life

From Thursday’s Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 16) we read: Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope. You will show me the path to life, fullness of joys in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever. Keep me safe, O God; you… Continue Reading “You Will Show Me the Path to Life”

God Desires Complete Joy for Us

Thursday’s Gospel reading is from John 15:9-11. Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s… Continue Reading “God Desires Complete Joy for Us”