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Discerning Religious Life - by Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR

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A comprehensive guide by Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR, to help women discern religious life with clarity, confidence, and joy. Foreword by Cardinal Dolan. Featured on EWTN Bookmark and Life on the Rock.

When she was Vocation Director for the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, Mother Clare Matthiass worked with hundreds of young women who felt called to religious life. Discerning Religious Life distills her wisdom into clear advice, especially for women who are struggling to discover their vocations. Filled with humorous anecdotes and poignant stories of her 20 years as a sister, Discerning Religious Life is easy to read, and contains rock-solid guidance based on the wisdom of the saints. The entire point of the book, as Mother Clare says, "is to move from discernment to decision."

“I absolutely loved this book! Sister Clare captures so much of what young women should know when discerning a religious vocation. Truly a work inspired by the Holy Spirit.” 
-Sr. Peter Marie, O.P., Vocation Director of the Nashville Dominicans

“What a gift! This book is packed with practical and sound advice to take you step-by-step from the first stirring of a call to crossing the threshold of the convent, should that be your vocation.”
-Anne Brawley, Founder of Youth 2000 

“A real compass to guide women… I highly recommend the practical steps in chapter seven, and how to deal with fears in chapter six. Entrust your vocation to Our Lady, and the rest will fall into place. 
-Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR


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