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It is a wonderful gift to serve as Director of the Foundation Program and to witness the work the God is doing in so many lives. Regularly, I see a willingness to say “yes” to the call to live a vowed life in the style of New Monasticism. Vocations are the work of the All Holy, and so it is my role to be there when this work has resonated in the hearts of those who are generously responding. God has a call for each of us, and through the process of discernment, we discover how we are being invited to live this out.
If you have heard God's gentle invitation to religious life, it may have taken you by surprise. Uncertainty is not an uncommon response to the first stirrings of a religious vocation. As we begin to feel drawn to religious life, we may find ourselves saying, “Who, me?” ... “I am not sure about this at all.” … “What if I'm making a mistake?” However, if one is called to religious life then, with time and prayer, uncertainty turns to conviction, and conviction brings a peace and a joy.
Brother Aidan Daniel, OC