Do you have a call to serve? Do you long to share your faith? Do you enjoy study? Do you wish to further your prayer life? Do you have a vocation to become a religious? If so, then perhaps the Order of Preachers, Independent, is a good fit for you. Becoming a member of the Order of Preachers, Independent is not an arduous or complicated task, however it does take some time, some determination, an abundance of study, a great deal of prayer, and a modicum of spunk.
The real beginning of the process takes place before one ever contacts us. It begins with the candidate’s own struggle to discern if he or she has a call to the religious life or not. This can take place over a number of years, and usually involves some help from others, especially a confessor or spiritual director. The dynamic here should be noted: it is a personal call from God to the individual, but the recognition and understanding of that call normally requires the help of others. This dynamic continues throughout the following, more formal stages of formation: the candidate continues to struggle to understand and give shape to his or her call under the guidance and direction of others. Nor should it be surprising to us that this is the case. God always enlightens us, teaches us, and sanctifies us through the Body of Christ, his Church. His grace for us, in other words, is always ministered to us through others. The grace of a vocation is made incarnate in the service, education, and training that others give in order to bring that vocation to life.
If you feel you may have a vocation, if you are interested, if you would like to discuss this with us, then do please contact us via the Comment Section of the “Contact us” on our website! God bless you!