Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What is it you request?

What is it you request?  This question begins the ceremony wherein a postulant receives the habit and becomes a novice.  What is the postulant seeking?  Her response to the Prioress' inquiry in the ritual, The mercy of God and acceptance into the community of your Sisters, touches on some of her deepest desires but likely the answer and the reality have many layers and various levels of meaning.

The same can be said of discerning vocation as well as living monastic life day by day.  We all come seeking a deeper union and communion with God.  Living in community aids us on the journey with companions who are also on the same path seeking God and holiness of life.

Consider joining us for one of our upcoming Monastic Immersion Experiences or schedule a time that fits your schedule to help discern this question for yourself.

Please call Sr. Mary Clare at 724-834-3060 or email vocations@stemma.org to begin the process of journeying with us.

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