Sister Jessica Kerber on Discerning Religious Life

“The draw to religious life is more than community, says Sr. Jessica Kerber, director of the retreat center of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: ‘It’s finding that at that deepest level of self, there is this desire to give fully to God one’s own being. . . . It’s a commitment to God and God’s project, the project of salvation.” Sister Jessica Kerber was recently interviewed by Dan Stockman for the November 29th publication of Global Sisters Report, a project of the National Catholic Reporter. To read what she has to say about the discernment experience, process,…

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St. Raphaela Center’s New Director!

Sr. Jessica Kerber is second from left. “The only thing constant is change.” Heraclitus Well, maybe not the only thing. Hope can be constant…desire for more can be constant (or at least we hope it is!). Yet that desire for more will demand change…in one form or another. The other way of thinking about this is this: in order for the good to remain good, it must develop…it must change. There is a lot of consistency at St. Raphaela Center that spans back across 60 years of Handmaid ministry: essentially, the desire to do everything possible so that others may…

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