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Old Apr 29, '12, 9:11 pm
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Default I feel it's the right thing to do...but how?

Hello everyone,

I am a seperated non Catholic, mother of two children 16 and 17, who is in a happy relationship with a non believer. I was married before my baptism, to a non practicing non Catholic, and I myself was baptised in the Lutheran church. My husband instigated the seperation in 2009, and I moved on with my life. I have been doing alot of reading of the Bible lately, and suddenly things I have read many many times over the years have reached me on a much deeper level of understanding. I have been praying on this, and I am gaining more and more direction and as happy as I am in my relationship, I feel I am being asked to give up my secular life for a religious one. I am 41, and I feel drawn to an enclosed contemplative order, but from what I have read since joining the forum, I may have to wait for my youngest child to reach 18 before I would be accepted. Since I felt I received my call, I have had a desire to join the Catholic Church because to me, it seems to encompass the ideals of what Jesus asked us to do, more fully than other Christian denominations. Any advice on how to proceed, will be most gratefully received, thank you.

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Old Apr 29, '12, 9:24 pm
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Default Re: I feel it's the right thing to do...but how?

Welcome, Serenity,
to undertake such big steps, which will remove your practical support from your children in their early adulthood and from your future grandchildren, would require discernment with a wise and holy spiritual director. Your children as gifts to and through you from God, are of course important considerations regarding your vocation in God's sight.

Your first step would be to discuss with a priest regarding your desire to convert, and second, to become a contemplative. Whether your vocation is to be mother and grandmother and wife, or in a religious order, the requirement is the same of a Catholic, to fully live the Sacramental and prayer life of the Church, to faithfully live the beatitudes and the commandments of God.

How God wishes that to interpret in your life may be discerned with the aid of a good priest.
May our dear Lord guide you.
Lord, we ask Your manifold blessings for Serenity, her partner, and her children.
May You divine will be fulfilled in their lives
JESUS who died once for all persons
who gives Yourself wholly in Communion to billions throughout time
please pray in me for every person
as if each person is the only loved one.
JESUS please welcome each person with love, healing, and great joy!
Thank You JESUS

Mother Mary at the wedding feast of Cana (John 2:1-12)
though JESUS protested it was not yet time for miracles
you successfully interceded with Him for a family's temporal need
please now intercede with your divine Son
for each person's temporal and spiritual needs.
Thank you Mother

JESUS please grant our prayer for this person

Catechism of the Catholic Church
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Old Apr 29, '12, 9:35 pm
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Default Re: I feel it's the right thing to do...but how?

Thank you so much for your reply Trishie,
It is such a huge life change; with so many elements to consider. I will take your advice and go see a Priest, thank you, and God bless
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