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Why won't God or the saints speak with me? Joan D'arc heard the voices of Saint Margaret, Saint Catherine, and Saint Michael.

I pray in solitude everyday hoping to hear the slightest noise, but I'm left in silence. What makes Joan so much different than me? Doesn't God have a plan for me that he wants my patron saint to convey to me?

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That's not how faith works. When someone is Called to a task, they are very rarely called with their ears. It's in the heart. Keep your faith, keep praying, but get out there and do things as well. Volunteer at homeless shelters, local missions, the humane society, the local theatre, sing in the choir. Do all those things and more (obviously, not all at once! :) When you find the thing you are meant to be doing, you will know.

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Do see yourself as a saint?

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We are all saints or journeying to be! Glory be to the Father, Glory be to the Son, Glory be to the Holy Spirit, Glory be the three in One!
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Kim there are rules to be considered a saint. Not self appointed.
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Officially recognized by the church maybe but all of us are one body in Christ is what I meant.
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iT IS ALL RUBBISH . tHERE IS YOUR ANSWER.

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Stop listening with your ears and start hearing with your heart.

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I am pretty sure you are not alone! Think there are millions of people praying for a voice to speak to them. If you think about it, seems the voices stopped a long time ago.

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My explanation is that there are no saints or anything supernatural, and Joan was a remarkable woman all on her own.

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God needed Joan to lead the French in war, the only way the French can win a war is with a teen girl leading them. I guess God doesn't need you to kick any English buttt right now ... but who knows, maybe later.

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First study Hinayana to diminish the ego, then Mahayana to develop compassion, then Tantra to develop Visualization. Visions are for people who will not go crazy when they start.

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Maybe His message to you is "silence".

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Lol hippy...
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No he actually does.
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listen with your heat and god will only talk to you when you are ready to be on his side

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maybe because he helps in mysterious ways like my parents got 1000$ when really poor

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She was most likely schizophrenic and heard her own mind speaking to her.

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True.
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yA All have little faith! Have Great faith! God is Great!
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They or you told or listened WRONG. Not sure where it said and she watched in awe as his lips formed each word. Speaking to someones heart is a little different. So is these stories of mighty soles. Claiming God made me do it. Love ya

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Maybe enough silence may lead you to find there's nothing out there. Enough research certainly will. But that's pesky logic and reason talking.

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I would say your hearing skills need improvement. Do you know how to suspend your own thoughts so God (a spirit) can speak to your mind? Check out my book at http://ratmanhaye535.wordpress.com for some help with learning how to hear God's voice. If you have questions ask me there. rat

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er.... God exists only in your mind - so you're not going to hear him in your ears. Neither did Joan of Arc...

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I would not be so sure infact I have heard my angels voice to warn me!
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They don't exist, god, the devil, the soul, heaven and hell are all fantasy stories.

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Not true. Why try to discourage someone who is seeking truth? You are making statements about things you have no idea about.
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Do you have any proof I'm wrong
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The saints are dead in their graves, and you are making too much noise to hear God talk to you, therefore you need to be quiet and lister to that still small voice.

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Meditate on the word and that helps to hear his voice.

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Joan might have been a crazy person. She also might have been brilliant as a tactician. She was renown as one. It was also true that women were not accepted on the battlefield yet she made many appearances in war.

Consider that Joan actually used the credulity of the ignorant men, by playing on their superstition, so that she may join them in battle and lead them to victory. She likely only claimed to hear voices to manipulate others in the same way religious officials now claim the bible is true while they reach into everyone's wallets.

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I would worry if you started to hear voices in your head.

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nothing can be controlled or forced.
learn to feel as well as listen. not everyone receives messages in the same way. we are all individuals..

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Seems to me that your God is simply doing what he does best -- leaving his worshipers away!! Read Psalm 10:1: "Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble"?

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He speaks to you but you are not listening. He shows you the way but you cannot see. Pray that you might hear because he is speaking to you.

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You're being a little self-centered here. God isn't going to give you the answers like that. The point of free will is for us to find the answers ourselves. And frankly you aren't that special stop whining that you aren't being given special divine messages from the heavens, most of us aren't and you don't see us bitching.

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For God does speak and has spoken.

The Bible says,
"Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world."

Jesus said, "These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full."

The Bible also says you have all you need to live a life pleasing to God. He promises that one day, yes, we shall see Him.

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Life would have no meaning if things just revealed themselves.

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You know, God works in pretty funny ways. In the modern world, it's really easy to forget He's still around with the internet, texting, television, etc. Find some silence. Disconnect from the world. Unplug the iPhone. And reflect. Because God really isn't going to speak with you the way you speak with your friends. He works through His actions. Get a good grade on a test that you didn't study for? That's God speaking to you. Find a quarter under the vending machine? Even that is God speaking with you. Everyone's life is filled with so many miracles, hints from God as to what He wants from us, but in our society it's very easy to turn up the volume and ignore all of this. Want God to speak to you? He already has. Think about it.

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Consider you self lucky. If you want to get closer to god ,Option # 1 you may want to consider moving to a remote island live off the land & do a lot of fishing. Option #2 Move to California ,LA the city of angles, Latin for( Don't cross the boarder man).Option # 3 Check in for a stay at Golden valley medical center Golden Valley Minnesota. Suggestion 2 weeks minimum .

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God doesn't interact with us directly any more, as we're in a waiting period until the end. As for the saints, the bible says 'put no idol before me!' which is exactly what the saints are, idols. Do not pray to them, they are not gods nor are they on that level.

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Keep in prayer and especially the 12 year prayers of St Bridget and the Rosary. Go to Mass and Holy Days, because God gives wonderful graces and has a special relationship for you. I am no one at all but he has given me wonderful personal graces. I encourage you to just keep in prayer and thanksgiving!

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Let your conscience be that voice. Calm yourself and ask yourself what to do. Regardless of where the answer comes from (you, God, saints, Santa), go with that answer. Prayer is useless. Unless you act for yourself, you will remain where you are.

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