Hear God’s Calling - follow God's leading

Is God Calling You?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

Is God calling you...

...to dedicate the whole of your life to Him, not just particular moments?

...to leave everything behind and imitate Jesus' own way of life in the evangelical councels?

...by the vow of poverty to profess that God is the only treasure worth possessing?

...by the vow of chastity to profess that you love God above all else and dedicate to Him an undivided heart to announce the kingdom that is to come?

...by the vow of obedience to imitate Christ who came, not to do his own will, but the will of the Father Who sent Him?

NOTE: O.SS.T. is a non-cloistered monastic community comprised of men and women of all ages, married and single, clergy and laity, living and working together as equals in the world.

The Lord calls us continually to offer the best that we have. There are many ways to serve the Church, but that unique relationship of ministering as a Priest, Brother, or Sister of the Order of the Most Holy Mary Theotokos ~ "Benedictines of Mary, Old Catholic Marianists" is both an incredible joy and a special challenge. If you think that the Lord might be calling you, do not hesitate to contact us. You will never regret offering all of your talents and weaknesses in service to Almighty God and your brothers and sisters. Explore His call and seek help to discern His plan for you.

Prayer For Choosing One's Vocation

God of wisdom and of counsel, You see in my heart a sincere desire to please You alone and to conform myself entirely to Your holy Will in the choice of my state in life. Grant me, I humbly implore You, by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, my Mother, and my holy Patrons, the grace to know what state in life I should choose and to embrace it when known, in order that I may seek Your glory and increase it, work out my own salvation, and deserve the heavenly reward which You have promised to those who do Your holy Will. Amen.


A Call from the Father...

...to belong completely to His Son.