"Rejected"


#1

Hi, I received a letter saying I may not be meant for the religious life but "another state of life" - which leaves married life or single life.

However, the religious life still appeals me very much. Should I try a different congregation?

FYI, I accept their decision with an open heart. Now I'm just contemplating. :)


#2

[quote="auderyja, post:1, topic:267373"]
Hi, I received a letter saying I may not be meant for the religious life but "another state of life" - which leaves married life or single life.

However, the religious life still appeals me very much. Should I try a different congregation?

FYI, I accept their decision with an open heart. Now I'm just contemplating. :)

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Part of it would depend on the reasons that they determined that religious life was not for you.


#3

As long as you desire religious life and providing you have the qualities or ability necessary to live the religious life, dont give up and continue to seek out a community.

It would be helpful and even wise and prudent to have spiritual direction and on an ongoing basis - this too would probably discern if you do have the necessary qualities and abilities.

Quite a few of our saints were rejected by religious communities a couple of times - they persevered and did go on to enter religious life.


#4

Amen!

Just because you’re called to do a work, does not mean you’re called to that particular community.

And just because u have a gift doesn’t mean they are able to work with it.

Keep searching.


#5

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