I was just wondering about your view is on this…
Is it okay to go on discernment retreats without telling your family that you are discerning or that they are in fact discernment retreats? (but saying that they’re with the sisters, what order, where, etc).
I’m going on a retreat tomorrow but I haven’t yet told my mom it’s about discernment… it’s been sort of a tough day and I don’t know if it would be wise to tell her. She might be very upset. Another reason I haven’t told her is because I’m not certain that God is calling me to religious life, I just wanted to go on a retreat to spend time praying about it and learn from the sisters. However, I feel guilty keeping this a secret. I told her about the retreat though, that it’s with nuns and they’ll be giving talks about telling us about their life, explaining how to know God’s will for your life, etc… however I didn’t say it’s specifically about religious life.
Any thoughts? thank you