"What does God want me to do with my life? Could He be calling me to Religious Life?"
Download and read Bishop Barron's free e-book, "How to Discern God's Will for your Life."
Take the quiz below.
Talk to a Sister of St. Joseph the Worker who will help you with your discernment.
Tell us about yourself.
I am in high school.
I am in college.
I am in graduate school.
I am working.
How long have you been a Catholic?
I am a cradle Catholic.
I am a Catholic but haven't been practicing my faith.
I am a recent convert.
I am actually not Catholic.
Does the idea of becoming a sister keep coming back time and again even though you thought you had moved on in your life and forgotten about it?
Um, not really.
I have thought about it but haven't taken any further steps.
Yes, I have talked about this with my spiritual director / parents.
I definitely feel as if God may be calling me to religious life. And I have been in contact with one or more vocation directors about becoming a sister.
I have taken a further step in that I have visited one or more religious communities about this.
Where do you think you are on the journey of discernment?
Truthfully, I am not open to religious life as a possibility at all. I just wanted to take the quiz.
I am open to God's call, but I have a lot of doubts and fears about religious life.
I am still in the middle of the road; happy to marry, be a religious sister, or even a consecrated virgin.
I am ready to get serious and start visiting a few different communities.
I have reached a point in my discernment where the next step is applying to a community.
How would you describe your spiritual prayer life right now? (Check all that apply)
I attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
I make time weekly for Eucharistic Adoration.
Meditating on Scripture, praying the Rosary or the Liturgy of the Hours is often part of my daily routine.
I pray when I feel like it.
I don't really have much of a prayer life.
Are you active in any kind of school, church, or community service? Do you always feel called to give more, to be more? Explain.
What kind of religious publications do you read or websites do you visit on a regular basis? (Check all that apply)
I don't read much of anything.
I have enough reading with my heavy school schedule.
Catholic newspapers, articles, magazines
Lives of the Saints
I don't see mine listed.
Being a religious makes you a public person, living vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the context of a religious community with whom you live and work. Being healthy physically, psychologically, and emotionally are essential. How is your health?
I am a healthy and balanced person, thanks be to God.
So so. I suffer from migraines.
I have some physical impediments.
My health is not the best. I suffer from emotional illnesses.
Is wearing a religious habit important to you?
Yes, wearing a religious habit witnesses Christ to others.
No, not really.
Which of the six indicators of maturity are you strong in? (Check all that apply.)
Looking at the past and taking personal responsibility for my actions, while also forgiving wrongs done to me.
Being self-motivated: having the ability to make plans or decisions and carry them out.
Maintaining a grateful disposition and not taking people or other blessings for granted.
Seeing beyond my own needs to the needs of others, initiating help before being asked.
Being self-reflective, sharing of myself vulnerably, and making a sincere gift of self.
Giving and receiving mercy by apologizing sincerely and accepting the sincere apology of another.
How do you perceive community life with other Sisters?
I did not grow up knowing religious sisters except through TV shows.
Consecrated women who living as a family aspire to imitate Christ in their lives.
City, State, Zip
Which way would you prefer to be contacted?
Thank you for taking the vocation quiz. I will be contacting you within 2 days to talk to you about your responses. Until then, consider discerning your vocation with us by attending our Called to Love Vocation Retreat. Perhaps listening to our podcasts "Deepening your Spiritual Journey" on the Home page will be beneficial. Many blessings to you. Sister Patricia Jean, SJW Vocation Directress
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