How to prepare for consecrated life
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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