Helpful Resources When Considering a Religious Vocation
Several reflection questions
- Have you ever felt an urge to consider Catholic religious life as a sister?
- Have you ever felt like there was more out there then what you are doing already?
- Have you ever longed to spend time with others seeking God in community living?
- Do you desire to live more simply in a Catholic environment?
Some helpful books to read
Following Your Inner Call, Quentin Hakenwerth, Chicago: National Coalition for Church Vocation, 1981.
Seeking God, Esther de Waal, Collegeville, Minn.: The Liturgical Press, 1984.
The Discerning Heart: The Art of Exploring the Christian Path, Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au, New York: Paulist Press, 2006.
The Art of Discernment: Making Good Decisions in your World of Choices, Stefan Kiechle, Notre Dame, Ind.: Ave Maria Press, 2005.
Wisdom Distilled from the Daily:Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today, Joan Chittister, OSB, New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1990.
Monastic Practices, Charles Cummings, OCSO, Kalamazoo, Mich.: Cistercian Publications, 1986.
Vocations Anonymous: A Handbook for Adults Discerning Priesthood and Religious Life, Kathy Bryant, Chicago: National Coalition for Church Vocation, 1997.
The Rule of St. Benedict, Insight for the Ages, Joan Chittister, OSB, New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 1992.
Weeds Among the Wheat, Thomas Green, SJ, Notre Dame, Ind.: Ave Maria Press, 1970.
Cherish Christ Above All: The Bible in the Rule of Benedict, Demetrius Dumm, OSB, New York: Paulist Press, 1996.
Life Lessons from the Monastery, Jerome Kodell, OSB, Frederick, Md. The Word Among Us Press, 2010.