It is important to seek further advice and counsel. Some begin by sharing with a good, close friend. Others might visit a priest or spiritual director. You can contact the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities and we also have women who can help you discover whether this is the life to which God is calling you.
Poverty is a free choice to live simply, without attachments and being conscious of the common good. It is seen as the cornerstone of the Franciscan spirit. The vow of poverty frees us to be rooted in the love of God and in the radical love of neighbor.
Chastity is a promise to freely choose to consecrate ourselves to God and thus being free to extend ourselves to others rather than having an exclusive relationship.
Obedience is a commitment to choose the will of God as it is presented to use by legitimate authority. It’s about being willing to listen and dialogue. Obedience isn’t being told what to do, nor is it just simply saying “no.” It’s really saying that you are willing to listen and enter into a dialogue.