Discernment or How do I know?

How do I know if God is calling me to be a Dominican Nun in order to serve Him totally? God places within the heart of one He calls, a desire to be always near Him; a desire to love and serve Him and a desire to pray always. To discern one's vocation requires time and prayer. It is recommended that you:

  • Assist at daily Mass if possible
  • Sacramental Confession at least once a month
  • Eucharistic Adoration and daily Rosary
  • Make a daily reflection on the Scriptures (can be those from the daily Mass)
  • Spiritual reading (eg: the lives of the Saints)
  • Monthly spiritual direction
  • Make your total consecration to Jesus through Mary (St. Louis de Montfort)

All of these practices help to strengthen and deepen your personal relationship with Christ in the silence of prayer and adoration. To go apart in silence - turn off the social media - you will learn to listen and discern better your Call from God. Silence is essential.

Stay close to Our Lady, the first disciple and the first contemplative, who pondered the mysteries of Christ in the silence and purity of Her Immaculate Heart. She will guide you in the discernment process.

Discernment or How do I know?

Some suggestions for Reading

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Part I: On consecrated life - No, 914-915, 925-927
Part IV: On prayer in the Christian life - No. 2558-2751

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Dominican Saints

To get to know some of the Dominican Saints who form our family you might read about: Our holy Father St. Dominic, Bl. Diana, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Agnes of Montepulciano, St. Catherine of Siena, Bl. Joana of Portugal, St. Martin de Porres, Bl Giorgio Frassatti, Bl. Imelda, St. Louis de Montfort, St. Rose of Lima, St. Peter Martyr and so many others.

Dominican Saints

Church Documents on Religious Life/Contemplative Life