To All Parents of Religious by Rachel Watkins

Sr. Judith Miryam with her mom, sister and nephews. Sister's dad went home to God 2 weeks before her Solemn Profession. This picture was taken several years ago.

So, your child has vocation. Congratulations! He or she has told you about the desire to enter a seminary, cloister, order, or monastery. This is wonderful news. You thank God for this gift to the Church; you make telephone calls to family and friends to announce the news. You find yourself busy with all that this decision entails. Eventually, in the days and weeks that follow you also find yourself pausing over a cup of coffee, lingering over your rosary beads and you find yourself saying to yourself, “What does this mean to me?”

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To All Parents of Religious

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