Yes, I could have done all ofthose things as a committed singlewoman. I realized this as I discerned, so the bigger question forme was: What exactly is the difference between a committed singlelife and a vowed religious one?
The answer to that question is
more complex than simple state-
ments. It digs deep into the nature
of call and vocation, uncovering
who we are and what call truly
means. Single life and religious life,
after all, are both calls. Before we
can look at how the two are differ-
ent, it is helpful to understand what
they have in common.
As Christians, we are called tolive out our faith. The lives we leadreflect the love of Christ, and ourvocations are the way in which weare most called to share that lovewith the world. Our true vocationenables us to be our most genuineselves as God created us to be.
The people who questioned meabout why I was becoming a sister rather than staying single had
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I am celebrating 25 years of Religious Life.
rough these years I realized that
guiding other people to God
I gain my own salvation and eternal life.
Isn't that true happiness?
-SR. ELIDA OCAMPOS, F.M.H.
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COMMUNITY is anelement of sisterhoodthat supports membersas they grow anddevelop in faith. Here,Gibson’s communitysurrounds her during
her final vows ceremony.