Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
Ok, I am late in the game on this one. Today is the day for the One Rose Campaign from the Imagine Sisters. Know a young (or old) woman who might be considering a religious vocation? Here are some things you can do to encourage them.
Pray and reflect on the women of God in your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your prayer.
Ask yourself, “Who do I know that would make a great sister? Who radiates the joy of Christ?” You may know more than one woman and that’s okay, invite as many as you feel called to invite.
Give a single rose to that person on October 1st, affirming the gifts you see in her. Be bold, joyful, and supportive! Let her know about the Imagine Sisters site, and thank her for being awesome! You can even send the rose to the young woman if you will be unable to see her that day.
Pray in thanksgiving, and ask God to water the seeds if it is His will for her to discern the religious life.