Prayer for Religious Vocations

Most Pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph we implore your assistance to help guide humble, healthy, and holy women to this new community of women which is a call from the heart of Jesus. Help them to know the divine will of God and embrace the vocation which He has destined for them. Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

*Written by the Women of Jesus’ Merciful Passion

Signs of a Calling

•  A willingness to give up lesser but more appealing goods for the greater, spiritual ones. 

•  A spirit of Mercy that inspires one to generously and joyfully give all to share the message of God’s Mercy.

•  The willingness to leave all in order to live for Christ alone.

•  A desire to be religious, or a conviction that becoming a religious is the surest way for one to glorify God and save souls​.

•  A purity of intention to grow in virtue in imitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Questions to ask yourself:

• Do I have the desire to give myself entirely to God and others?

• Do I believe that God loves me and has a specific mission/plan/vocation for me?

• Have I asked God and been open to being called to religious life, or some form of consecrated life?

• Do I have the desire and determination to give myself entirely to God and others through a life of prayer and the spiritual and corporal works of Mercy?

• Do I have a willingness to let go of all things in order to respond to God’s call?

• Do I have the purity of intention and a joyful spirit

Formation Process

1. Candidacy

After visiting and discerning her call to Religious Life, a young woman applies and is accepted for entrance. (approx. 1 year)

2. Postulancy

Begin living in community and sharing in prayer and apostolic life. Participating in formation classes. (approx. 1 year)

3. Novitiate

Two years of intense prayer and study in preparation for the profession of vows of Chastity, Poverty, Obedience and Mercy. Continued work in the Apostolate.

4. Professed

Lives the vows and renews them each year for five years with continuing formation.

5. Final Professed

A Sister vows her life to God perpetually and believes in continuous formation as she strives for perfection.

Religious Apparel

Ring – Marian Consecration Ring

Necklace – Silver chain with a Miraculous Medal and St. Benedict Crucifix


Sr. Sarah Poirier was born and raised as a Catholic. She was very active at her home parish after high school participating in the choir, youth group leader, festival advertising, and was a Eucharist Minister. Sr. Sarah received a B.S. in Mathematics from U of M Dearborn. She started discerning religious life in depth during her college days. Sr. Sarah discerned her calling was to the Women of Jesus’ Merciful Passion. She now helps run the Shrine of Jesus The Divine Mercy.

Sister Carla Reyna was born into an Air Force family and was raised Catholic. She served as a missionary before and after college where she felt a strong call to give my life to something beautiful and true. Sr. Carla has a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University and is working toward a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Divine Mercy University. After encountering Jesus’ Divine Mercy, Sr. Carla joyfully pursued a call to Religious Life, and is happily a member of the Women of Jesus’ Merciful Passion and helps run the Shrine of Jesus of The Divine Mercy.

Sr Piper Headshot

Sr. Piper Klatt was born and raised in a Catholic family and grew up in Northern Minnesota. She was very active in her parish and surrounding diocese through her love of music ministry. She has a B.S. in Social Work from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a MSW from Madonna University. Amidst a worldwide pandemic the Lord reignited within her a vocational call to religious life. Sr. Piper joyfully accepted the Lord’s invitation to live a life that would bring her true fulfillment. She is now a member of the Women of Jesus’ Merciful Passion and helps run the Shrine of Jesus The Divine Mercy. Since the beginning I have been able to grow spiritually. I cannot wait to keep growing in this community. Jesus, I trust in You!

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