The Sisters of Charity of St Paul were invited to respond to the following questions: 
What is the best advice you have been given? 
What advice would you give to someone considering Religious Life?  

Group of Sisters in Banbury
Boulders at the seashore
When in doubt do the humble thing! 
Nurture your three invaluable bones - your wishing bone, your back bone and your funny bone! Sister J 
Do to others what you would have them do to you. Patience is a virtue. 
Do not have any preconceived ideas - life changes and nuns are human! Sister N 
Common blue butterflu
Put your total trust in God he will never fail you. Anyone who never made a mistake never made anything 
It is the most worthwhile way to spend your life. Whatever we give to God he truly returns a hundred fold. Unlike marriage you have plenty of time to discover whether Religious Life is really what God wants for you before making a final commitment. Sister R 
My mother always said, 'don't worry it may never happen', this allowed me to be a non-worrier! 
You have nothing to lose by giving it a try and a very great deal to gain. 
Sister H 
Do not judge others - that's God's work! 
Have patience with yourself and others - nobody is perfect! all have their limitations. 
Bear one anothers' burdens. Sister M 
Red flower
You should never be shocked about people. 
You can be surprised, but you should never be shocked. 
Work every day to build the most authentic and real profound relationship with the Lord. Sister O 
Use your talents to the best of your ability. Be faithful to prayer. God will look after the rest. 
Reflect, question, seek advice. Pray. Don't rush into making a decision. 
Sister D 
Flower from Egypt
Always try to be kind, no matter what. 'Love one another as I have loved you'. 
Avoid negativity, be positive and let your heart rule! Sister G 
Red poppy
Let nothing disturb you, 
Let nothing frighten you,All things are passing away: 
God never changes. 
Patience obtains all things 
Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. 
St. Teresa of Avila 
Go for it, give it your best shot! Sister K 

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