Tuesday, November 08, 2011
I wondered about the possibility of visiting a prospective religious community but like some discerners, I am searching for jobs and finding ways to get by in a tough economy. Thankfully there is the Laboure Society, an organization that helps those who desire to enter religious life. I beg you to pray for those who are working to get rid of their student loan debt. Although, I have not been formally accepted to any religious community, I am finding ways to fundraiser such as making rosaries and chaplets. I desire to live a life of poverty so that means no more Starbucks.
The desire to become a sister is great. God willing, I will be visiting the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows next month. I looked at many communities in the past. Most of the communities were not following the Magisterium of the Church or they mentioned that wearing habits are optional. Optional?
Most of the communities accept single, unmarried women under the age of 30 or 35. I will be 34 next month. I can only find a few good active communities in the West Coast...for those who are much older.
But I am hopeful that God will provided for my needs. I am hopeful that God will let me know when to enter. I will wait patiently.