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ten reasons

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

From one of the "Come and See" events I attended, posted here to remind myself.

10 Good Reasons to Choose Religious Life

by Warren Sazama, SJ, Milwaukee, Wis.)

  1. Because you want to and feel called to be a Religious woman.
  2. Because being a Religious is the best way for you to love.
  3. Because being a Religious is the best way for you to share your gifts in service and make the world a better place.
  4. Because you can make a tremendous, unparalleled difference in thousands of people's lives for the rest of your life.
  5. Because being a Religious is an extremely joyful, fulfilling, satisfying wayof life.
  6. Because the life of a Religious is completely structured toward union with God and service to others.
  7. Because must there not be voices to speak of the things of God in the world?
  8. Because the world needs witnesses to transcendent values.
  9. Becuase the church and world are immeasurably richer with the presence of Religious.
  10. Because at this time the need for Religious has never been greater or the motivation more pure.


Emily said...

Thanks for posting this! It really helped me focus. Keep up the good work!

Steph said...

Remind me at some point (b/c I'm too busy grading right now!) to post some of my "reasons".

And, if'n ya wanna ... we're having an Advent Day of Reflection on Dec 10 ... come on, all the cool kids are doing it!