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Vocations: Become a Sister

Why Become One of Us? Use your unique gifts to serve in the gaps and margins of our world. In a community of prayerful Franciscan women, living the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, you will join us in loving relationship with all that God has created. Be a part of something greater than yourself and respond to the spiritual and physical emptiness God calls us to fill.

Being a Sister

“What joy it is to have such good sisters!”    (Mother Francis Bachmann–Foundress)

Frequently Asked Questions

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know there are numerous resources to help you discern your vocation? Even if you decide that religious life or a particular congregation is not the right fit for you, this helps you narrow down your choices and options. This is all part of discernment. Of course, we would love to help you discern, to figure out, if you are being called to religious life and if so, which congregation. Here are some suggested steps and resources; hope they help:

  • Contact us at vocations@osfphila.org. We will be in conversation with you to assist you in the process.
  • Get a spiritual director. We highly recommend that this be someone who is certified. Just because someone is a priest or religious does not mean they have received the specialized training required. You might want to go to www.sdiworld.org. This is an organization that has vetted spiritual directors.
  • Check out Vision’s Vocation Match at https://vocationnetwork.org. There are hundreds of congregations that are a part of this. There is also a survey that will match you with communities, kind of like Catholic Match. Really think through your answers so you get the best match possible. You might even want to take the survey once without putting in your personal information just to see what questions will be asked and give yourself time to think things through. Then go back and take it for real.   

 

Prayer for Vocations  (Click here and then scroll to bottom for vocation prayer.)

 

 

 

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