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A story to inspire and entertain...
Star to Mother Prioress: the Amazing Life of Dolores Hart
(used with permission of The Franciscan Way
Making a decision
about your vocation is one of
the most important ones you will make. It takes time and
prayer, information, and guidance from an experienced person
that you trust. In addition it involves what can be called
“trial and error” with more emphasis on the “trial”. If
you are thinking about religious life as a sister, get
to know some real-life sisters, ask them your questions,
hear their stories, share some life with them.
And so we
invite you to get to know us.
If you feel drawn to this life, we will journey with you as
you discern your future.
As a monastic
community we share life “up close and personal”, that is,
almost all of us live together and rub shoulders daily; we
share a common table, pray three times daily, meet to make
decisions and use our gifts to serve one another and others.
Some sisters live their monastic life away from the
monastery; they also minister by nursing and teaching.
Together, we follow a rule of life which St. Benedict wrote
back “in the day”, his day being the 6th century.
The life he suggests there is for ordinary Christians who
want to live a relationship with God and others in an
A woman joining a monastic community prepares to live faithfully the
Christian life within that particular monastery. In the monastic
tradition, each sister freely makes a profession of stability,
fidelity to the monastic way of life and obedience. By these
promises, she commits herself to be rooted in Christ in the
community, to listen to and respond to God daily, surrendering to
the call of the Spirit for ongoing transformation.
Stages of Discernment
you would like to spend a weekend at our monastery to
continue discerning your vocation, contact
Sister Mary Coswin, OSB
St. Benedict's Monastery,
225 Masters Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
Phone: (204) 338 4601 |
Fax: (204) 339 8775 |
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