all new sisters, priests, and brothers as
they begin religious life.
I now have the opportunity to
take yearly retreats during which I
can focus on my spiritual development and relationship with God. In
addition, I participate in community prayer that helps to bond and
ground my sisters and me. Praying together helps us deepen our
communal relationship with God.
Regular communal prayer times help
keep me accountable and assist me
in developing the discipline needed
for a deep prayer life.
9.Sisters. The biggest gift of my religious profession has been my sisters. They
love me and I love them. We share
all of life’s ups and downs. When I
received my master’s degree, they
were there cheering me on. When
beloved members of our community
have passed away, we have cried and
reminisced together. In short, we live
our lives with each other, and we are
the richer for it. =
Adapted with permission from the blog
entry by Sister Shannon Fox, S.S.J.-
T.O.S.F. on wakeuptogod.org.
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