How to prepare for consecrated life

By Kathy Tierney and Patrice Tuohy

Tips on practices and steps for you to take in preparation for living a vowed life.

Praying in Catholic Church

As you explore consecrated life or living permanent private vows, begin incorporating these holy practices into your routine: 

● Attend daily Mass

● Say the Liturgy of the Hours

● Receive the sacrament of Reconciliation regularly

● Find a spiritual director/mentor

      Contact your local diocese, or one of VISION's many participating communities for assistance. 

● Establish daily prayer habits

      Review the many options on ways to pray and discern God's will 

● Allow time for spiritual reading

     Look to classics such as St. Francis deSales "Introduction to the Devout Life" and St. Thomas a Kemis' "Imitation of Christ." or explore the many other writings on prayer, spirituality, and vowed life, including those featured in VISION Spotlight.

● Continue in your faith formation by attending lectures, taking classes, practicing both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

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