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PRAYER & DISCERNMENT
UNGLUED. Neither here nor there. The process of discernment of a vocation can leave one undecided at best and distraught at worst. The path can seem painfully obscure and
the destination out of reach. So, how does one go about searching out or discern-
ing what we call a vocation?
Essentially discernment means to distinguish, to sort out. To discern your
vocation means to sort through the movements of your heart and unfold the truth
of who you most deeply are. In discernment you discover the best way for you to
live in this truth.
In my own discernment experiences and in assisting men and women in
Understanding your call begins when you believe you are
worthy, you listen to God speak through your life and in your
prayer, and you trust enough to surrender.
Three things I pray
BY SISTER ROSANN OCKEN, O.S.B.
Ocken, O.S.B. is
the prioress of
Benedictine Sisters of Norfolk,
of God’s spirit
is part of the
JAKE MELARA, UNSPLASH.COM