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Old Feb 15, '12, 4:00 pm
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Default Re: Visiting Convents to Discern Vocation

Originally Posted by emmaberry View Post
I am a freshman in college discerning the call to become a nun. By 'discerning,' I mean that God has called me and I am going to be a nun unless his plan for me changes before I graduate. My question is: Does anybody have advice on visiting convents? The trouble I am running into is that I feel called to the cloister, but you cannot just visit a cloister. They are very particular about who visits, and usually it must be because you are genuinely discerning joining that specific order. I would like to visit the Carmelites, but I am not yet sure about whether I feel called to their order. Is there any chance they will let me visit, knowing I am not planning on entering? I am just trying to discern where I am supposed to be, and can't know something is my vocation if I haven't even tried it!

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