God's Call To Serve Begins Here: Becoming a Nun #MaristSistersofthePhilippines #LifeofaNun #ToBecomeANun
And a friend of mine wanted to be a nun too!
Looking back over the years, studying in a Catholic school run by an FMA (Daughters of Mary of the Assumption) sisters, we are certain of becoming like them -- a Nun (Assumption sisters that time is still under the FMA congregation before they become Missionaries of the Assumption or M.A). As part of the Catholic culture that formed us, we had deep love and devotion to God and Mama Mary.
But, as time goes by my desire suddenly change., as I think it more, I have a doubt and try to question myself -- IS GOD CALLING ME? To what way of life is God calling me or if He is just directing me to do something to serve His people in another way.
Learning from a friend/classmate who is already a Nun. She said, "it is difficult to have this kind of devotion because you have to prepare/answer many things,. the likes of " :
- Are you willing to serve wholeheartedly?
- Does your heart feel drawn to prayers, meditation, reflection, retreat, etc...
- Do you have a Catholic Value that you can help contribute to the community your going to serve.
Becoming a Nun
The steps in entering a Religious Community are less familiar than steps in getting for married life. I for sure knows what are the steps in getting married, get marriage license permit, go to register your name as couples and have a license priest to preside your wedding.
To become a nun, you need to engage in the act of discernment. Which means "DIS" to apart and "CERNERE" meaning to sift. And that means a practice of sifting apart.
I was invited by the Marist Sisters of the Philippines to attend and witness the Eucharistic Celebration and Perpetual of Vows of my Childhood friend and Classmate.
So blessed to witness her fulfilling her dreams and desire to serve God and His people.
As I entered the church, I have moment of silence, recollecting all the memories we have from childhood to a teen's life. I don't want to cry, but the tears fall down my eyes. And I said, "You made it and I am proud of you!".
|Officiated by Rev. Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, D.D.|
My Chosen One, In Whom I Delighted
Delight thyself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4
|Me & Sister April Anne Acero, S.M|
To give God everything is not so easy. Living in a simple life, great joy and peace of mind, having a little but seeing her very happy with her devotion and service. To give the desire of her heart. To give God everything, not just a theory but truly.
Indeed it is a beautiful life, but it wasn't for me!
Congratulations on becoming a Nun my friend. Wishing you fulfillment in your service to the Lord God Almighty.