Begin with Prayer ...
Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and learn to listen to God in prayer. Begin to develop a life of regular prayer. Discernment requires listening with the heart. God speaks to us in our everyday lives, so it is healthy to have time for friends, prayer, service, quiet reflection, leisure, and times of social events. Seek to create balance in your life that also ensures adequate rest for your body to recharge.
During Quiet Reflection Consider ...
- Am I hearing God's voice in my life? Am I discovering God's dream for me?
- How do I seek God in my everyday life?
- What do I desire for my life? What do I long for? What am I searching for?
- What are my hopes, fears and needs for my life?
- Do I know what my purpose in life is? For what do I have passion?
- Do the needs of the world concern me?
- What kind of clues has God given me as to the lifestyle I am called to live?
- Am I able to be happy with others and when I am alone?
- Do I know my gifts, my interests, my talents, my limitations, my likes and dislikes? What would I bring to community and ministry?
- Do I see myself as serving others? How?
- Who has God been for me in my past, and what is God like for me now?
- Do I have healthy relationships? Do I seek opportunities to be of service to others?
- Am I able to process my thoughts and feelings and integrate my new learnings of self-awareness?
Interact with Sisters ...
You may desire to have a mentor or spiritual guide to journey with you in your discernment process or seek out prayer groups or support through liturgical prayer. The Sisters of St. Agnes invite you to meet them in many different ways.
Office of Vocation Discernment
320 County Road K
Fond du Lac, WI 54937
Phone: (920) 907-2326