The Life - Some consider the vow of obedience the most difficult in religious life. Our sister panelists reflect on how they and their communities balance communal discernment with personal preferences.
The Life: "In December," one sister writes, "there is a magic that makes our hearts beat differently. We experience a joy not felt at any other time of the year, and it touches the most sensitive fibers of our being."
The Life: As a child, "waiting for Christmas was not irksome but a magical time filled with anticipation," one sister writes. " Waiting was possible because I trusted in God's promise of something wonderful."
The Life - Why do sisters stay in religious life? Our panelists reflect on how their initial choice to enter still resonates. "Even till now, every day and every hour, I receive a fresh call from God."