or woman who enters religiouslife needs the diocesan marriagetribunal’s involvement. Canon lawrequires an annulment or “indult ofnullity” before entry into community. This is true for both men andwomen.
If I have lived alone for many
years, how will I know if I can
live community life?
SISTER ADRIENNE: The call to reli-
Does a divorce make me
gious life is accompanied by a desire
for deeper intimacy with God,
plus the desire to live out that call
with others. Knowing oneself is a
cernment process for anyone with
children needs to include a subset
of questions you ask a community:
How often will I be able to visit my
family? Will they be able to visit me?
How are visits handled? Am I able
to interact via electronic media and
telephone often enough to maintain
a good relationship? Does the forma-
tion program allow for extra time
with my family? Does the religious
community honor my dual role?
ineligible for religious life?
SISTER ADRIENNE: A divorced manCOURTESY OF THE SISTERS OF MERCY
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