Vocation Night at St. Edith Stein - Brockton MA

By Natalie Salameh
The Maronite Servants of Christ the Light, in collaboration with the Daughters of St. Paul, presented at a vocation discussion at St. Edith Stein Roman Catholic Parish in Brockton on Tuesday evening, March 17 where over 60 high school girls and their catechists attended.

Fr. Carlos Suarez, parochial vicar, hosted this event for the Year for Consecrated Life and the sisters from both congregations addressed the young women sharing on the joys of religious life, and vocation discernment. 

The evening began in Church with the Roman Catholic Liturgy of the Hours prayer and was followed by dinner. Afterwards, Mother Marla Marie opened the discussion offering points of guidance in discerning their vocations, whether to married life or to religious life. Specifically, Mother Marla Marie highlighted the various and unique ways that God continues to speak in our lives, and how we need to pay more attention. Natalie Salameh then gave her personal witness on how she journeyed with the Lord in her discernment leading to the Maronite Servants.  The Daughters of St. Paul also shared on their vocation stories and consecrated life. 
The night concluded with a Q&A panel of all the sisters, where the young women had many diverse questions such as, “what is the typical life in the day of a nun?” and “do sisters earn any income?”

In the feedback received from many young women that evening, it was evident that the Lord was at work in their hearts. Please continue to pray for vocations, as the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few” (Luke 10:2).