Discern your call to consecrated life by following these steps

Discern your call to consecrated life by following these steps

Taking steps to discern your call to religious life takes thought and prayer. As you discern your call, you may find the following information helpful. Many books on discernment provide outlines for those who want or need a step-by-step process. Women religious are always engaging these steps at deeper levels, even after finding and following our…

Adding strength to the power of prayer

Adding strength to the power of prayer

Prayer is the lifestyle of the Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd. The Contemplative Sisters’ prayers are for the Catholic Church and for those who are served by the Good Shepherd Apostolic Sisters. The Contemplative Sisters are the complementary piece to the Apostolic Good Shepherd Sisters, who are involved in ministries primarily with women and…

Fiat Retreat 2017 draws young women in journey to find will of God

Fiat Retreat 2017 draws young women in journey to find will of God

Fiat Retreat 2017 took place in the Diocese of Baltimore and Harrisburg this summer. Sister Carmen Flores and Elizabeth Garciano attended the first group of the Fiat Retreat in Baltimore. Sr. Patricia Marie Barnette joined them in the second group from the Diocese of Harrisburg. The retreat took place at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg,…

Intercultural journey in religious communal life imperative in our times
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Intercultural journey in religious communal life imperative in our times

Living as an intergenerational and intercultural community makes life colorful for us Sisters in the Maria Droste Contemplative Community. We range in age from our thirties to eighties. We represent four cultures: United States, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines. Province Leader Sr. Madeleine Munday invited Sr. Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, RGS, and each of us…