The Discernment Program offers the time and guidance which the discerning woman requires to confidently respond to God’s Will in her life. Today it is very difficult for a woman to answer God’s invitation to Religious Life.
- How can I be sure this is God’s voice speaking to me?
- Am I the kind of a person God would choose to call?
- Do I really know what “that kind of person” is?
- Do I have a proper understanding of what Religious Life is?
- Do I understand the role and purpose of Religious Life and why God may be calling me to it?
This is the time when the woman meets regularly with the Vocation Directress and begins to know the Community. As the woman deepens her spiritual life, she grows in the unshakeable confidence of knowing that God is always with her, especially in this time of decision making. She grows in her relationship with God through an ever-deepening prayer life. She also grows in her appreciation for and knowledge of the Community.
The Live-In Discernment Program offers a live-in experience for the discerning woman. This is a very important phase of the discernment process. This experience is required of anyone who requests entrance into the Community. It is also offered to those who need the additional time and first-hand experience to aid them in decision making. It is at this time that both the individual and the Community make a more serious appraisal of the possibility of the discerning woman’s future life with us.
The Affiliate Program offers continued direction for the discerning woman who now believes that she has a religious vocation and also believes that she is called to the Sisters of the Resurrection.