Vision magazine and website – This resource has helpful articles on discernment, lists discernment events, and advertises religious communities. (http://www.vocationnetwork.org/). They also have an online survey to match you up with prospective communities. (http://www.vocation-network.org/match)
Guide to Religious Ministries – lists communities in the US (http://www.religiousministries.com/)
Vocations Placement – lists communities in the US and has an online ‘vocation test’ (http://www.vocationsplacement.org/)
Discernment of Spirits
During the course of the series, Father Gallagher will look at the 14 Ignatian rules for discernment of spirits. Through his real-life examples, the rules come alive for the panel on each show and for you at home. Join in this wonderful retreat experience and learn how to become more attuned to the spiritual life.
Vocations Anonymous by Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC.
This manual is designed to help people who have felt an attraction to religious life. Whether you are feeling confused and need direction, or feeling fairly sure about your vocation, there is something in this book to help you be better informed about religious life and learn about the factors that will influence your discernment process.
The Meaning of Vocation by John Paul II
Over the years, the Holy Father has said much about The Meaning of Vocation and how Catholics should respond to God’s call. But it has been scattered through dozens of addresses he has given all over the world. Now at last this compact compendium collects the Pope’s choicest remarks on God’s call and how you should strive to hear and obey Him. He helps you clarify what God is calling you to do, explains how and when God calls, and even helps parents face up to their children’s vocations! Can be purchased online at http://www.aquinasandmore.com/index.cfm/title/Meaning-of-Vocation/FuseAction/store.ItemDetails/SKU/20451/
Resources to learn about the Rule of St. Benedict and Benedictine Life
BOOKS: (Available at Amazon.com)
- The Rule of Benedict, Insights for the Ages by Joan Chittister, OSB
- Wisdom Distilled from the Daily, Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today by Joan Chittister, OSB
- Radical Hospitality by Fr. Daniel Homan, OSB and Lonni Collins Pratt
- The Cloister Walk by KathleenNorris
- Strangers to the City by Michael Casey
- Be a Monastic and Not Leave your Day Job by Brother Benet Tvedten