Welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah and I am a novice with the Loretto Sisters, formally known as the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), in Toronto, Canada (www.ibvm.ca). I am blogging my discernment journey through formation. I am currently in my second year of novitiate and am back in Toronto after having spent a year in Manila, Philippines.
Why did I choose to title my blog Love, the driving force? There are two reasons. First, while I was trying to figure out whether I should take the plunge and look more closely at religious life, any time I would pray, I would hear God asking me to be open to love. To be open to giving and receiving love freely. It was this desire to love that pushed me to investigate different communities. Second, when I stumbled across the website for the Loretto Sisters, the website banner caught my attention right away. Love: the driving force was the theme of the 400th anniversary of the Institute. It drew me in and caused me to look seriously at the community.
Love is what has brought me here, and love is what will lead me forward.