Come for a Cuppa


The thought of taking a first step in exploring a religious vocation can be a very daunting one. Our new COME FOR A CUPPA initiative is designed to make that first step a little easier. Unlike a Cloister Day which lasts for a full day (10am -5pm), it consists in simply meeting with a sister for a short chat about your vocation journey and provides an opportunity to ask questions that might have occurred to you. The Internet is certainly a great resource for getting information about religious vocations. There is a lot of information on this site for example, but talking with someone who has already made the leap into religious life can also be very helpful. To COME FOR A CUPPA contact: poorclaresgalwayvocations@gmail.com   




Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that he might take something away from us? Are we not perhaps afraid to give up something significant, something unique, something that makes life so beautiful? Do we not then risk ending up diminished and deprived of our freedom? No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. Only in this friendship do we experience beauty and liberation. Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything.


Pope Benedict XVI