Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Praying as a Daughter of Charity

by Michelle Hoffman, pre-postulant
Pre-Postulants Michelle, Cynthia, Martha and Kara start their formation weekend
with a trip to San Francisco and its shoreline.
What better way to get to know those in discernment with you than to take some time away in California, right?

The four pre-postulants along with the vocations directors came together in Los Altos Hills, Calif., in March for a time away to reflect, pray, learn and have some fun.

The focus of our time together was praying as a Daughter of Charity. Sister Julie Kubasak led us through reflection on the Liturgy of the Hours, meditation, the Liturgy, spiritual reading and the rosary. The pre-postulants were able to ask questions, experience prayer and fun together in community with the Sisters in Los Altos Hills. We were together right before vow renewal for the Daughters on the Feast of the Annunciation so we heard about what it was like to renew vows and take them for the first time. We also learned about the traditions of first vows and renewal.

The pre-postulants also spent a day of fun getting to know each other better with an adventure to San Francisco. In a short two hours, we explored Fisherman's Wharf, went to Ghirardelli Square, saw the Golden Gate Bridge and lots of seagulls. We made some life-long memories we will remember each time we are together. Some of us even shared our musical abilities. Who knows–we might even start a band.

The time away together really has brought the four of us closer. We were able to create memories and share life together while on our discernment journey as Daughters of Charity pre-postulants.

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