Some advice on searching for your vocation

God Bless Us

I am happy that you have found our web site.  In this section you will find some thoughts to help you to understand what is a religious vocation and how to recognise it.

Vocations are God’s esclusive initiative:  “It was not you who chose me but I who chose you” (Jn15:16).  We are therefore invited to give a generous response to that love.

Many young people are experiencing the truth in the words that Pope Benedict XVI said at the mass for the start of  his pontificate, “If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. ….He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return.” (Pope Benedict XVI, 24 April 2005)

True happiness is to understand and live God’s will in your lives.

If you have felt the Lord’s gentle invite to the religious life, you may feel suprised.  Normally, the first response that we give the Lord is …fear!  When the Lord starts to let us know His will, we naturall respond by saying, “who, me?  I am not good eneough, I have lots of defects, I am not a saint!”  Do not worry, even the prophets responded with their own objections.  Even the Virgin Mary “was greatly troubled” but was told the same thing – “do not be afraid”!

With time and prayer the fear goes away and it gives way to the desire to discover God’s will.  This brings joy and peace to that cannot be compared with anything else.  A young woman who is open to the call to give her life to Christ will discover that only thing she can do is surrender to this irristable invite that the Lord has placed in her heart, ” You seduced me, O LORD, and I let myself be seduced, you were too strong for me, and you triumphed” (Jer 20,7)

I would like to introduce you to Sr Emanuela whose role in our community is to help young women on their process of spiritual discernment.  In comunion with the Holy Father I invite you to pray that everyone in the Church matures their vocations in the service of the “new evangelisation”

Mother Rebecca Nazzaro
Missionaries of Divine Revelation
m.rebeccavoc@divinarivelazione.org

 

God Bless Us

My name is Sr Emanuela.  I will always remember the fear that I felt when I started to discern.  I received some great advice, “pray in the right way”.  Slowly, I learned that this means to pray in a way so that you are truly open to the Lord’s will  and He leads us from there!

I am delighted to help you in any way possible with your process of discernment.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions, knowing that I will welcome them as an opportunity to share with you the significance what it is to be a woman consecrated to the Lord.  The Lord wants to reveal His project of love that He has had for you from eternity and He will give you the grace to respond with a heart filled with joy and generosity.

Sr Emanuela Edwards
Missionaries of Divine Revelation
sr.emanuela@mdrevelation.org