There is a path which brings joy to the heart because it leads to the truth of who we are. It is to discover the way of Love which enhances our personality without exalting it. It is a humble yet unrelenting journey. It is to discover one’s vocation, that “something” which gives meaning to everything … and… in all things. Love reveals, brings hope, offers certainty, even in the struggle for we have finally found our place, our responsibility in life, who we are and how we can find fulfilment! This is the journey which each of us has made. It is to fall in love with God, making God’s interests our own. Gradually, God asks everything only to give us much more in happiness, in inner joy, in contentment that sets one free! We invite you to set out on this journey of discovery if you also are called to follow Jesus in serving the poor by living community to attain heaven together!
The first step, finding time alone in prayer is the doorway that opens to the heart. It is important if you want to grow in your relationship with God and discover what you are called to do with your life. Find time alone with God in silence and prayer.
Saint Magdalene, our Foundress tells you:
Let each of you be convinced of this: your influence on people will be proportionate to the inner spirit that accompanies your words. If you are of little culture and of limited talent, but careful to foster your spiritual life and to commune with God, you shall bear more fruit than another who is better learned and more capable. It is Divine Grace, and not words, that touches human hearts, and God normally imparts this grace to those who deeply love Him and have with him a warm rapport.
She also tells us in the first paragraph of the Rule of the Daughters of Charity (unabridged):
Prayer is the exercise by which the soul draws close to the Lord. By thus learning to know him in some way, she becomes ever more disposed, and enkindled with the desire, to love Him.
The following links may help you to take a moment out of your busy life, and consider, “Is God calling me to follow Him as a religious?” In your prayer, ask God to open your heart to His plan for your life … He will never disappoint!