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What I’ve Gained from Entering Religious Life

By Sister Angela Laquet, ASC

People may wonder why Sisters choose religious life when such a journey involves giving up what others take for granted.

For instance, Sisters cannot accumulate wealth (vow of poverty) or marry (vow of chastity), although in some cases, they may adopt children.

But what religious life takes away, it gives back in spades. I doubt I would be as fully formed a person without the many blessings of religious life.

Here are just some of the things I’ve gained in the process:

  1. Using my Gifts.
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Why the Adorers? Something Just Felt Right

By Sarah Harbaugh, candidate with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

As I explained in my blog post last month, my attending a Theology on Tap proved to be a pivotal moment in my journey of discerning a religious vocation. I had gone with the hope of meeting other young adults. But no one else showed up and the presenter spoke about vocations. Suddenly, that little voice inside that I had been trying to squelch demanded to be heard.

I finally told myself I would discern whether I had a religious vocation,

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Why I Want to Find Out if I Should Be a Sister

10366290_10153831768887162_6912289560158061522_nBy Kristin Forgotch, candidate for the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Have you ever wondered why some young women today consider becoming a Catholic sister when they have many possibilities for their life’s work?

I’m one of those young women. Honestly, at the beginning, I was not quite sure either, and it scared me to even think about it.

When the idea of maybe becoming a sister first crossed my mind right before Lent 2014, I thought I would just attend an extra weekend Mass and the idea would go away,

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Why I Am Choosing To Discern a Vocation as a Religious Sister

By Sarah Harbaugh, candidate with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

For 10 years I fought the feeling that God was calling me to religious life. God’s call was loud and clear, but I had every excuse to why I wasn’t being called.

I attended Catholic school for 12 years and had the privilege to have two amazing teachers who also happened to be sisters. One sister invited me to consider religious life, but I wasn’t ready to accept the invitation then. I wasn’t even ready to admit to people that the thought had crossed my mind.