PRAYER & DISCERNMENT
RAYER, AS PROMPTED by the Holy Spirit, is our daily conversation with
God. How we experience prayer each day ultimately leads us to God’s
plan for our life. Then prayer becomes an integral part of our calling, no
matter what it is.
When I look back at my call to religious life, I see that a number of influ-
ences moved me to begin the journey of discernment. Topping the list was my
growing relationship with God and a sense of God inviting me to “more.” I
Members of religious communities focused on service in the
world like to think of ourselves as “contemplatives in action,”
finding God through people, places, ministry, and more.
Prayer set in motion
Sister Pat Dowling, C.B.S. belongs to theSisters of BonSecours. Sheserved for morethan 20 years invocation ministry for hercongregation atthe national andinternationallevel. She livesin Baltimore.
BY SISTER PAT DOWLING, C.B.S.
COUR TES Y OF SISTERS OF CHARITY OF SE TON HILL
SISTER CAROLEBlazina, S.C.performs ablood pressurecheck.