How do you know that God is calling you to religious life?

The answer may become clear through a process of questioning, exploring, and taking time to listen at a deep level to God’s voice in your heart. This process is called discernment.

As Handmaids, we trust that helping people to discern their vocation – whatever it may be – is a gift for our Church and for the world. Therefore, we offer and collaborate with others to offer various discernment opportunities.

By participating in one or more of these discernment opportunities, you may find answers to your questions. At the very least, these opportunities will allow you to meet other women (and sometimes men) who are asking similar questions. Being with others who share your dreams can give you a great deal of support. You may realize that you are not alone after all when you see that other faith-filled young people also feel drawn by God to vowed religious life.