If God is content that an individual is trying his or her best (for the moment) to fulfill God’s hopes, that person qualifies as a saint.
It may seem that religious life has a language all its own. Here’s a guide to understanding some of the terms you might hear in discerning a vocation with a religious community.
Members of secular institutes work in the heart of the world while dedicating themselves to God and taking vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience.
While some communities are willing and able to welcome candidates beyond the age of 40, others can’t. What are the reasons for age-limits and what choices for vowed life do older discerners have?
In addition to traditional vowed membership, people who feel called to consecrated life have other opportunities.