I am writing this because that is exactly what happened to me, and I have a feeling that I'm not the only one. I remember going on the Internet to begin finding my future home, shortly after receiving my "call" . What I discovered overwhelmed me: there were hundreds of possibilities! I soon found "Vocation Match" and felt relieved. I filled it out and by the next day I had emails from several vocation directors in my inbox. My community, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, wasn't one of them.
A couple of months ago, out of curiosity, I did the Vocation Match again, only I didn't include my contact information. Again, my community wasn't on my list of results. I know that the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity is in the Vision Vocation system, because I have spoken with other women who did have FSCC as a result on their match page.
I credit the public Facebook group The Vocation Discerners as being my matchmaker. Shortly after I joined that group, Sr. Mary Ann posted that there would be a discernment retreat at our Motherhouse. The rest is history! At the time I am posting this entry, there are 1,607 members in this group, which is a considerably small number in comparison to the number of people who are discerning. Again, it may or may not lead you to your community.
So what is someone who is feeling overwhelmed by the number of options before them supposed to do? Trust God. He will lead you.
Since you happened to find my blog, I might as well invite you to consider the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. We have many opportunities for you to discern with us! Click on the link below to connect with us!