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with no credit to the photographer.
if I had known when I was younger
that this was an option,
I might have become a Holy Spirit Sister of Adoration.
Have you ever given thought,
serious or not,
to becoming a
I have and did consider this option as my vocation in life.
When I was 10, more than anything else in the world, I wanted to become a nun.
I saw myself wearing the habit.
I told our priest about this in confession.
He suggested I wait to make sure this was my vocation.
Even then, he reminded me that it was God's Will that mattered, not mine.
He was right.
I discovered boys at the end of my 5th grade year.
Out went the thoughts of religious life.
I can only assume, that, my dream of a vocation to the religious life was not God's Will for me.
When I married,
I always said that if my husband and I should divorce or if he would die,
I would become a nun.
I was serious about this.
Even late callings to the religious life are important.
When he died,
the thoughts of religious life surfaced again.
There were a few obstacles.
I wasn't sure I wanted to deal with them.
So, once again, I dismissed the thoughts of a life in the consecrated service of God.
I realize now,
this is not my calling.
God sent me some ideas so that I would think,
in the end,
to become a religious was not my vocation.
if I had seen these pink habits before I made that decision,
I might have changed my mind again.
How do you feel about religious life?
Have you considered this as a call for your vocation?
What is your vocation?