Reitumetse Phadi

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My discernment journey started in 2017 . When I attended my first vocational workshop which was conducted by different sisters from various congregations. And out of all the congregations that were there I loved the Franciscan Sisters of season. I can't especially say what is it that I love about them but generally everything about them was unique and kind. 

Ever since my first encounter with the Franciscan Sisters of season I started feeling God's call. I felt like God was calling me to love and serve him as a religious sister. Though at first this seemed like an excitement but as time went by, it got very serious. I only thought it was excitement and just something in my head. But later I came to realize that it is something very serious, because it is always in my heart. 

Being a religious sister is something I thought about every morning when I wake up and every evening before going to bed.  strange is in it…? That's when I decided to listen to my God and I asked him “Lord what do you want me to do " bare in mind that during that time I am very confused and a lot is going on in my head. I am wondering if really God is calling or am I calling myself. I compare my calling to that one of Jeremiah hence I chose. Then I read the scripture that filled me with hope. Jeremiah chapter 1: 4 -10 I felt like God directly talks is talking to me. The word of the Lord came to me before I formed you in the womb I knew you for my own before you were born I consecrated you. I appointed you a prophet to the nation. Oh Lord God I answered I do not know how to speak, I am only a child but the Lord said; do not call yourself a child for you shall go to whatever people I sent you and say what ever I tell you to say. Fear none of them for I am with you and will keep you safe.

 this was the very word of the Lord then the Lord stretched out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, I am putting my words in your mouth today I have put you in charge of nations and Kingdoms you will pull up and tear down your will. I read the scripture filled me with hope, it persuaded me to say yes to God's call. Once the Lord asked Whom Shall I send with Confidence I then I replied, here I am Lord send me. therefore sisters I kindly ask you to accept me as your candidate in your congregation to love and serve the Lord. Amen