The Poor Clare Monastery, Carlow  invite young women discerning a religious vocation to a Monastic Experience weekend  from July 2nd to July 4th 2010.

Are you considering a religious vocation.

The Poor Clares, Carlow invite young women discerning a religious vocation to our Monastic Experience weekend. The Monastic Experience weekend takes place from July 2nd to July 4th 2010.

If you are interested and would like to learn more please contact us.

Mother Abbess,

Poor Clares, Carlow



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What is a Vocation

Each of us has a life dream. It helps us to answer this question of what shall I do with my adult life. Our life dream has the quality of a vague vision and usually emerges during our adolescent years. Most of us realise that times of change and turmoil in life provide fertile ground for understanding and evaluating the place of the dream in our life. How do I get in touch with that dream ?

All christians have a vocation in life. The word vocation comes from the Latin word vocare which means ‘ to call ‘. Some people God calls through marriage, others as single people. There is the same mystery about religious life as there is about falling in love. It is something in our hearts that we cannot explain. Do not expect God to tap you on the shoulder and say , ‘ Be a Sister ‘ !

The realisation of this call will come at different times of life and in different ways; from something you have read, an event in your life, a person you have met or known. The call from God can only be heard when you are in tune with God, it’s a growing realisation that to spend your life as a Sister dedicated to Christ and his people is what would make you happy. Not everyone will be drawn to Religious Life. If you think you are, it is at least worth exploring.

Think about it, pray about it, we are here to help you in any way we can, whatever your journey.

Words to Inspire

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘ thank you,’ that would suffice. (Meister Eckhart)