Thursday, August 15, 2013

Attraction, Allurement and Vocation

Recently, I heard an 83 year old woman share her story of how she came to discover her vocation.  She began at a very early age asking questions for which she never ceased seeking answers.  In describing her journey, she spoke with passion using words like 'attraction' 'allurement' 'call' and 'full potential self.'  She also talked about finding people with a similar passion with whom to form 'hubs.'

It occurred to me how much her language mirrors language we use to describe the call of a woman to religious life.  She experiences the allurement of God, is attracted to Gospel living and seeks out a community (hub) with whom to live that call, to her fullest potential, for the rest of her life.

Today, almost 800 years later, women and men still feel the allurement - the attraction - to preaching the gospel as a member of the Dominican Order according to the charism of Dominic our founder.

Such is the case with Kathy Flynn and Christin Tomy who recently committed to continue discerning sisterhood with our Sinsinawa Dominican Community.

Do you feel the lure of God?
Are you seeking community?
May we help you discern?

Gail Jagroop, OP
St. Joseph, Trinidad

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