Love, the driving force: a journey of discernment

Chronicling my formation with the Loretto Sisters (IBVM)

About Me

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.

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Sarah! I am very happy to know you took the plunge, ha ha, when I met you, you were thinking about it. I was thinking about my own plunge. I will bookmark your blog to walk with you spirituality. Here in the Cotonou mission, we have the salsian aspirantat and postulantat. Now when I see the girls here in their formation activities, they make me think of you in a special way. Be sure you will be in my everyday prayers and although quite far physically, we are close in spirit!! Lots of love to Toronto and write me anytime for anything, you have my email. 🙂

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  2. And I’m so glad you are sharing your journey with us. Hope you have a wonderful long weekend, G

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  3. Hi, Sarah! Finally I visit your blog and read your writings. I am happy because I feel that I am shared your journey to Jesus Christ by this blog. I will pray for you. Sometimes I will visit here, and meet you.

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