Discern a Call

shutterstock_126962957 copyHow Do I Know if God is Calling Me? 

Do you long for something more, a something that you try to fill with your current studies, job or relationships and still they are not enough? Are you passionate about your relationship with God and all our “dear neighbors” in the world?Do you desire to deepen your relationship with God through a life of prayer, community, self-emptying love and courageous risk-taking with other women who share similar values?Do you feel both attracted to and terrified at the thought of religious life, wondering perhaps, why God would call you of all people?

This is your invitation, your opportunity to take a step, toward responding to this call. You don't have to have it all figured out, or rationalize it, or be without doubt or fear. That's all part of the package. You are invited to take a leap of faith, trusting that Jesus is with you and will lead you on the right path.

(Adapted from Sister Julie Vieira, IHM   aNunsLife.org)

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Steps to Discerning God’s Call

For more information about the Sisters of Saint Joseph or if you would like to visit our Motherhouse, please email either:

S. Michelle Lesher SSJ at mlesher@ssjphila.org or call at 267-336-2985.

S. Celeste Mokrzycki SSJ at sisterceleste@ssjphila.org or call 215-248-7236.




SSJ Novice Sister Colleen Gibson — Wandering in Wonder


Discerning the Will of God  Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV

Inner Compass  Margaret Silf





“I know well the plans I have in mind for you,” says the Lord, “plans for peace and not disaster, reserving a future full of hope for you. Then when you call to me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. When you seek me, you shall find me, when you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me…”                                                   Jeremiah 29:11-14


“There is no guarantee that God will act in a certain way toward someone trying to live a good life. One plants one’s feet firmly in midair and marches on in faith, hope, and trust. The only verification we get is continued peace and joy on the journey.”       William A. Barry


“Live out your life with one desire only: to be always what God wants you to be, in nature, grace, and glory for time and for eternity.”                                                   CSSJ Maxim 73