Who is a religious Sister?
A religious sister is a woman who has answered a call from God to live her life dedicated to spreading the Gospel message of love of God, love of self, and love of one another. She does this through the particular charisma or gift of her religious community. A sister is about building community, deepening her relationship with God, and ministering to others through her work. She does this through her efforts to listen to God’s continual call in obedience, to live life in a simple manner, and to be a loving presence as expressed through her commitment to celibacy.
A sister may work in a variety of ministries, depending on her community’s mission and charism. Or, if she belongs to an enclosed community, she may work within her monastery providing necessary services there. Being a sister is not about what one does, however. Rather, it is a way of life, a way of being.
A sister is a woman who continues to respond to God’s call, a call to become more like God by dedicating herself to prayer, her sisters, and the work of her community. A sister is a woman who loves deeply, caring for the needs of those around her–her family, her community members, those to whom and with whom she ministers, and the world at large. Through the specific charism of her community, a sister brings to those she serves another view of the face of Christ. She strives to be that presence of Christ in all she does and in all she is.
Where do I begin? What is God calling me to do with my life? What would it be like to be a sister of St. Joseph of Tarbes? Do I have the gifts and qualities to live as a sister? Do I have the passion and enthusiasm to live simply? We are happy to assist you in discerning your life’s choice. Is God calling you to service in the Church as a Sister of St. Joseph of Tarbes, we are here to assist you at this important point of your life.
To explore more about a call to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes, we invite you to contact our vocation Directress who can help you to understand your call and also learn more about us.
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