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1/8/2015 12:33:00 PM
PERSPECTIVE
Thoughts on TV series
BY SISTER ROSEMARY CUNEO, CR


There has been some buzz about the groundbreaking 2014 Lifetime television series "The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns." After viewing it, I wonder how much we understand about the concept of being called by God to a specific vocation. Think about these questions and statements:

Do you understand the concept of vocation? What best describes your concept of the term "vocation?"

A vocation is a call from God who created me to live a commitment of single, married, ordained or religious life.

A vocation is a job, like teaching or furniture designing.

My vocation is what I choose to do to make me happy.

My vocation is what I commit myself to in life, out of love for others and for God.

A vocation is anything I choose to do with my life.

I know/do not know my vocation.

I am discerning my vocation right now.

I believe that God will help me know what I was meant to be.

I see no purpose to my life on earth and no purpose in living any vocation.

I watched/did not watch the Lifetime series "The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns."

In reality-TV style, "The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns" was an attempt to show vocation discernment for four women who are exploring a call from God to live the consecrated life, or sisterhood. There were many good points made in the six-part program. There were also many comments and situations which seemed to be sensationalized: taken out of context and not the reality of what the life of a religious sister is all about.

If you have questions about the series, I would love to help dispel any myths and clarify information. If you are discerning a call to consecrated life, I would love to help you hone authentic discernment skills.

Be not afraid. There are answers and there is joy in finding out the purpose of your life.

(Contact Sister Rosemary at rosemary.cuneo@rcda.org or 674-3818.)





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