Vocation Sunday

Sr Margaret’s Vocation Story

God speaks in many and varied ways. I knew at the age of 12 or 13 that someday, sometime I would be a nun and give my life to Him. It was 6 years later that I thought about it again. What congregation would I enter? My aunt was a Blue Sister (The little company of Mary), my cousin, a Daughter of Charity.  It was the latter that attracted me, I was fond of children and the sisters had orphanages.            

The Lord stepped in! In our 5th year of secondary school (Loreto Convent, Colerain) the seniors had a retreat directed by a Jesuit priest. He encouraged us to spend a quarter of an hour each day before the Blessed Sacrament, not reading books or long prayers, just resting in His presence. That was where my contemplative vocation was born. Prayer became a way of life for me. The […]

Novena to St Catherine – Day 7

Celebrating the Year for Consecrated Life with the local religious on World Day of Prayer for Vocations  during the novena to St Catherine.On Sunday the 26th April, Good Shepherd Sunday, we were joined by local religious for the celebration of Vespers followed by a get together.Reflection  In his message for today’s world day of prayer for vocations, Pope Francis reflects on the Exodus experience for he says “to offer one’s life in mission is possible only if we are able to leave ourselves behind” and he continues: “At the root of every Christian vocation we find this basic movement, which is part of the experience of faith – transcending ourselves, leaving behind our comfort and the inflexibility of our ego in order to centre our life in Jesus Christ. The Christian vocation is first and foremost a call to love, a love which attracts us and draws us out […]