Visitors - Come on in and say hello!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Book Review: Vocation in Black and White

Book Review: Vocation in Black and White

Posted using ShareThis

Many women, however, have been called to the Dominican Nuns’ contemplative way of life. In honor of 800 years of Dominican ministry, twenty-three nuns share their stories of how God invited them to this way of life in Vocation in Black and White: Dominican Contemplative Nuns Tell How God Called Them. The stories are amazing. It is so interesting to read of the various ways God speaks to a soul. There is no set blueprint, no formula by which someone can be certain that they have a call to contemplative life. Sometimes it was an interior voice that spoke in a woman’s heart. Other times, it was the simple unfolding of circumstances that led a woman to the Dominicans’ door. There is no set background a woman must have had.

Read the whole thing! That book is HUGELY on my reading list (when this semester ends mid-December...)

2 comments:

LauraAnne said...

And?! Did you read it?

Another book I totally love is Stalking the Divine. A lapsed Catholic spends time learning about the Poor Clares in Cleveland. Excellent Book.

I'll have to read it again while I'm on vacation.

btw, I am laurasplat from Plurk. :)

Adoro said...

No, I haven't read it, no time, not with grad school. Can't even get through the assigned reading each month, never mind reading something extra.