Greetings from Arkansas!
I could really use some advice at the moment considering my idea of becoming a sister one day.
I know what to do during discernment now (I was told I should have a full time job, should volunteer, and pray as often as I can), but I'm already facing a few issues.
I don't know if I should still consider my first choice, The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
I read an article about the Sisters of Mercy (though this incident happened with the European part) that was troubling, and gave me doubts about my path.
I feel rather.. well, inadequate.
That is, I don't think I have any skills or talents to assist the sisters, other than basic cleaning and computer stuff.
I'd love to be a certified nurses aid, but locally I don't know how or where to get training...
I've felt God tugging at my heart for a long time now, but only recently started acting on it. I just joined my father's Catechist group, and today's the first day in a while I'll actually sit down in mass and listen as well as I can.
You see, I have attention problems, but I realize it's very important to pray and listen as a sister, so I plan on disciplining myself.
I feel ashamed that only recently have I started acting devotedly with my faith, and I'm very worried about falling into doubt again thanks to my easily swayed heart and focus issues.
I hope I'm not troubling you all too much...any advice would be wonderful!
God bless, and thank you!