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      The courage to take a risk for God’s promise

The courage to take a risk for God’s promise

May 12: World Day of Prayer for Vocations

"... there can be no greater joy than to risk one’s life for the Lord! ... Do not be deaf to the Lord’s call. If he calls you to follow this path, do not pull your oars into the boat, but trust him. Do not yield to fear, which paralyzes us before the great heights to which the Lord points us. Always remember that to those who leave their nets and boat behind, and follow him, the Lord promises the joy of a new life that can fill our hearts and enliven our journey." (Pope Francis)


Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2019 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

In encountering the Lord, some may feel the attraction of a call to the consecrated life or to the ordained priesthood. It is a discovery that can excite and at the same time frighten us, since we feel called to become “fishers of men” in the barque of the Church by giving totally of ourselves in commitment to faithful service of the Gospel and our brothers and sisters.

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The Call: God is still calling, women and men to follow Christ Jesus through various forms of consecrated life. Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey, foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, founded an ‘apostolic religious’ congregation. As a member of the congregation, a sister commits herself to the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. This call is responded to in freedom and often is encouraged by those God places on the road of the one called.

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2019 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Such a decision carries the risk of leaving everything behind to follow the Lord, to devote ourselves completely to him, and to share in his work. ... And yet, there can be no greater joy than to risk one’s life for the Lord! ... If he calls you to follow this path, do not pull your oars into the boat, but trust him. Do not yield to fear, which paralyzes us before the great heights to which the Lord points us. Always remember that to those who leave their nets and boat behind, and follow him, the Lord promises the joy of a new life that can fill our hearts and enliven our journey.

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A Response: After a time of coming to know the congregation, sometimes through a particular sister or through the activities of a diocesan vocation office, a woman can ask to begin a formal time of formation in our congregation.
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The steps are as follows:
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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2019 World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Message of Pope Francis, 2019

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