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Fourth Week of Advent: Taste the Joy of Christmas!

Fourth Week of Advent: Taste the Joy of Christmas!

We’ve come to the last “moment” of waiting for our guest! Having renewed our sight in order to see well the signs of the times, having reinforced the foundation on which we base our life, and having reflected on how we can give time to others…one a quick glance at ourselves for the last little touches and we’re there! With our most welcoming smile, let us open the door: our guest has arrived!The Gospel of the fourth week of Advent (Luke 1:39-45)Mary set outand trav...
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What's It Like Getting Ready for Christmas in the Convent?

What's It Like Getting Ready for Christmas in the Convent?

What is Advent like in the convent? …is not a question that anyone has ever asked me, now that I think about it. But some of you might be curious! So let me share a few of the hallmarks of Advent in a Daughters of St. Paul convent.
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Third Week of Advent: Teacher, What Should We Do?

Third Week of Advent: Teacher, What Should We Do?

It’s the third week of Advent! The cleaning continues, even though by now the big jobs are done and finally, along with the clean smell of windows and floors scrubbed until they shine, we can begin to smell something delicious in their air. And we begin to feel a desire to share and to communicate…without our even knowing it, a smile appears on our faces: our guest is near!Gospel of the Third Week of AdventLuke 3:10-18The crowds asked John the Baptist,“What should we do?&rdquo...
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The Second Week of Advent: Prepare the Way of the Lord

The Second Week of Advent: Prepare the Way of the Lord

It’s the second week of Advent! We’ve cleaned the “windows,” that is, we’ve cleared a way for our eyes to see what is truly necessary for our life; now it’s time to clean the “floors,” which are the base, the foundation of our life, that support our whole house.Gospel of the Second Sunday of AdventIn the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea,and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee,and his brother Philip ...
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What Can I Do During Advent to Help My Discernment?

What Can I Do During Advent to Help My Discernment?

Advent is a privileged time for growing closer to Jesus, and for placing your discernment in his hands. Beginning today, and for each of the four weeks of Advent, we invite you to join us for a weekly “appointment” online. Each Sunday you will find a reflection on the Sunday Gospel, inviting you to consider these three points: What will you take away that you do not need? What will you prepare? And what will you say to Jesus, the awaited Guest?
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Powerful Daily Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Powerful Daily Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Here is a lovely prayer to the Holy Spirit to help you in your daily discernment of seeking and embracing God's will, and your vocational discernment. And here is the text of both the advice and actual prayer, written by Cardinal Mercier:I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes control your imagination and close your eyes to all the noises of the world in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctuary of your baptized soul (...
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How To Keep "Showing Up" for Our Vocational Discernment

How To Keep "Showing Up" for Our Vocational Discernment

Next in our Lectio Divina Series, this time on John 1:35-39. John the Baptist is "there again." He is faithful, in the fullest sense of the word. He believes in God with every square inch of his life, trusts that God is acting in his life, and surrenders himself to this loving action. Faith that believes, trusts, and surrenders is the basis for our journey of vocational discernment.
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Playing Hide-and-Seek with God: Lectio Divina

Playing Hide-and-Seek with God: Lectio Divina

Our God delights in seeking out what has been lost… and he is very persistent! Lectio Divina on the Parables of the Lost, found in Luke 15:1-32.
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Visiting the Convent for the First Time? DON’T PANIC!

Visiting the Convent for the First Time? DON’T PANIC!

Postulant Allison shares what her first visit to a convent was like....
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Drawing Close to God's Merciful Heart: Lectio DIvina

Drawing Close to God's Merciful Heart: Lectio DIvina

This Lectio Divina meditation on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12) helps us to reflect on how we receive God’s loving mercy and show it to others.
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Come and Visit during our St. Paul Summer Program

Come and Visit during our St. Paul Summer Program

The Sisters are now accepting applications to our 2018 Saint Paul Summer Program, reserved for young women in high school who would like an unforgettable experience of faith, media, discernment, and friendship with the Lord and others!
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Journeying with Mary in Your Discernment

Journeying with Mary in Your Discernment

A free app, Discern It! is a novena to help us pray for the attitudes of Mary in our discernment: listening, receptivity, and wholehearted embrace of God's will.
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5 Helpful Tips for Making a Good Discernment

5 Helpful Tips for Making a Good Discernment

Advice that will help you make a good discernment.
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"Is Jesus Calling Me?" Lectio Divina

"Is Jesus Calling Me?" Lectio Divina

When we pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life, we frequently hear or use these words of Jesus: “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few …’ ” (Matthew 9:35–38). The third article in our Lectio Divina series on discerning one's vocation.
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A Warm Welcome!

A Warm Welcome!

A quick introduction to the Daughters of Saint Paul and overview of the website.
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You Spent Your Weekend Where!??!! What To Expect on Your First Visit to a Convent

You Spent Your Weekend Where!??!! What To Expect on Your First Visit to a Convent

Visiting a community of sisters can be a helpful step in discerning your vocation.
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3 Easy Ways To Nurture Your Vocation

3 Easy Ways To Nurture Your Vocation

by Sr. Marie Paul Curley, FSPTip #1: Nurture Your Vocation with Learning about the SaintsI vividly remember how miserable I was one day when I had to stay home from school because I was sick. It was fun until the bus picked up my brothers and sisters and I was left home alone with my mom, restricted to bed. Usually I’d read a good book, but I didn’t have anything new from the library.On the shelf was a thick book of short stories I hadn't read yet. The title was 57 Sain...
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Meet Sister Patricia!

Meet Sister Patricia!

I believe God can call you to religious life at any age, in any way. He began calling me when I was only seven. I said yes. And it’s made ALL the difference in my life! Dressing UpJesus used the sisters who taught me in grammar school to first attract me to the religious life. Everything about them fascinated me. Even though I was too young to understand many particulars about their life, I did intuit the most important thing—they were in love! These women genuinely loved the Lo...
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