Do you have a call to the Visitation Order of sisters?
With the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus coming soon on Friday, July 1, many Catholics are unaware that it was a Visitation Nun in France who, in the 1600s, received the unique favor of being visited by Our Lord Himself, who asked her to spread devotion to His Most Sacred Heart.
The Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary **follows a “heart to heart” spirituality, meaning that it is more relational than others – one that has a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at is very center.
Today, women who think they may have a vocation to the Order of the Visitation can take the “Test Your Call" quiz on the website of the Second Federation of the Visitation, at www.visitationspirit.org.
The quiz asks various questions, such as whether the Catholic faith and a prayer life is important to them, as well as asking whether the Sisters’ daily regimen of prayer, work, solitude and other activities might be suited for them.
A unique opportunity to discern your vocation with the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary will be offered starting Sunday, July 3rd, 2011. Throughout this month of Sundays, all your vocation questions and other queries about monastic and contemplative life will be addressed through the Living Jesus Chat Room, from 2-4 PM and 7:30-8:30 PM. All times are EST, United States. For the first Sunday, July 3, the topic will be “Three Key Points of St. Francis’ Spirituality.”
Sign up as a member of the Chat Room before July 2nd so that you can participate. You will receive a free copy of the 80 page, illustrated book: The Visitation, a monastic way of life in the Church, if you include postal information.
Come and join us on any Sunday in July during those times, and a **Visitandine Sister will be happy to chat with you about what it means to have a Visitation Vocation!
Love this, Kevin! So great to "stumble upon you" here. :) We are praying from our end in Minneapolis. Blessings on the chat room.