Do you long for God to be at the centre of your life? Is prayer an important part of your life? Do you have a spirit of generosity that compels you to give everything? Are you a woman who wants to make a difference in our world? Do you feel that you could do this better with the support of others in the community?
‘By our charism, we are consecrated to glorifying the heart of Jesus: we answer His call to discover and reveal His love letting ourselves be transformed by His Spirit so as to live united and conformed to Him, and through our love and service to radiate the very love of His Heart.’ Constitutions, 4
‘Community is a door we must choose. We have to choose to enter community, to go through the door and enter it fully. Community is a door to growth... the door of knowing ourselves, with our strengths and vulnerabilities. Community is the door to creating a common home.’
Maria Cimperman RSCJ
An extract from Religious Life For Our World: Creating Global Communities of Hope (Orbis Books, 2020)
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions at the top of the page, then God may be calling you to religious life. Religious life centred on the relationship with God is an act of faith, but also like any other step we take in life we do not know the future. Our religious life is a life of discernment; through prayer and reflection together we discover where God’s call for us lies.
On average we spend nine years from joining to final profession. Most of this time is spent in temporary vows and it becomes clear whether this is God’s call for us.
Yes, we are a Roman Catholic Religious order. If you are not a Catholic and are still interested, get in touch and we may be able to help you to find a direction.
Yes, you have to be single, although you may have been married in the past. You would need to have no dependents.
In our way of life, we have to learn to balance community life with time spent with family and friends. Yes, we can meet family and friends and invite them into the community. We can spend time visiting our families.
If you think that God could be calling you to our way of life and you want to explore further, just get in touch!
Sr Barbara Sweeney
Sr Silvana Dallanegra
Sr Lorraine Pratt