Community in Kenya Welcomes Woman Interested in SCN Way of Life
Callen Nyaboke, a 35-year-old from Kisii County in Kenya, recently spent a weekend with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Malindi after expressing a desire to learn more about their life and mission. She was very impressed by the community life and ministries of the Sisters and is currently in the process of discerning her vocation. A Callen considers a call to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth way of life. Sisters in Kenya request your prayers for her as she continues this important journey of discernment.
Considering a vocation to become a Sister involves a process of discernment and commitment. It is a journey of discovering one’s calling and making a conscious decision to dedicate one’s life to the service of God and others as part of a religious community. Here are the steps involved in the journey of discernment:
- Calling: Feeling a sense of calling or attraction to religious life.
- Inquiry: Seeking more information about religious life and the specific congregation one is interested in.
- Come and See: Visiting the community to experience their way of life firsthand.
- Discernment Weekends: Participating in retreats or discernment weekends to reflect more deeply on one’s calling.
- Candidacy: A period of formal affiliation with the community during which the individual continues to discern their calling while living and working with the community.
- Novitiate: A period of more intense preparation for religious life during which the individual deepens their understanding of the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
- Temporary Profession: Making temporary vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and living as a member of the community.
- Perpetual Profession: Making perpetual vows and committing to a lifetime of service as a member of the community.
- Ongoing Formation: Continuing to grow and develop in one’s vocation through ongoing formation and professional development.
The vitality of Catholic Sisters is carried out in myriad ways, whether in prayer, action, leadership, or service. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are supportive throughout this process and are committed to helping individuals discern their calling. Contact the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to learn more!