August 17, 2015, Monroe, Michigan – Sister Durstyne “Dusty” Farnan, OP, Director of Vocations for the Adrian Dominican Sisters from November 2008 to June 2015, will conduct a webinar “How to Become a Catholic Sister” at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. She will be one of five Sisters to kick off the new pilot webinar program offered by A Nun’s Life Ministry.
During her webinar, Sister Durstyne will speak on the steps that participants can take if they are discerning whether they are called to religious life. She will offer tips on where to start in this discernment journey and will speak on the general logistics involved in discerning religious life: choosing a religious community, contacting a vocation director, entering the formal discernment process, and speaking to family members and friends about becoming an active Sister or cloistered nun. Participants will also have the opportunity, through the chat room, to connect with others who are embarking on the same journey.
Other upcoming webinars, set for 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesdays, are as follows: “Is God Really Calling Me – And to What?,” August 26, 2015, Sister Teresita Richards, SND; “Discernment Techniques in a World Full of Choices,” October 28, 2015, Sister Deborah Borneman, SSCM; and “Prayer Pro-tips,” November 11, 2015, Sister Barbara Vano, OSF. Sister Candyce Rekart, IHM, will conduct a four-week series, “Engaging Advent,” at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays in Advent, November 29, 2015 – December 20, 2015.
A Nun’s Life is an online ministry that uses today’s technology to reach out to single Catholic women who are considering entering religious life. The ministry was co-founded in 2006 by Sisters Maxine Kollasch, IHM, and Julie Vieira, IHM, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
August 13, 2015, San Fernando, Pampanga, the Philippines – The Our Lady of Remedies Mission Chapter of the Adrian Dominican Sisters will conclude their year-long celebration of their Golden Jubilee on Friday, October 2, 2015. The Remedies Congregation, based in Pampanga, the Philippines, merged with the Adrian Dominican Sisters in November 2011. To read a brief history of the Remedies Sisters, see the Inquirer.net column and scroll down to the section on Dominican Sisters.