Are you attracted by what you see here? Would you like to “come and see”? The normal way to make a vocation retreat at our monastery is to contact the Vocation Directress, share a bit about yourself and your discernment, and ask if it would be possible to come and make a discernment visit. An initial visit is usually for one to three days.
Occasionally we arrange official “Come and See” Days or Vocation Retreats; these will be listed below. We also welcome Nun Runs — if you have a group and are interested in dropping by, contact us.
“Come and See” Vocation Retreat: July 26-28, 2013
The evening of Friday, July 26, through the morning of Sunday, July 28, 2013. (Specific times will be posted soon.)
This is a special event for us, as it is a group retreat, and usually we invite young women for private retreats. We have one of our Dominican Friars coming to give conferences and speak about a vocation to the cloistered Dominican life. The young women will also have time to speak with our Vocation Directress about vocations and about our life. Part of the retreat will be spent in prayerful silence; at other times the girls will have a chance to share with each other.
In the past, young women have told us they loved the silent Eucharistic Adoration, joining in the singing of the Divine Office with the nuns, and having a chance to talk and laugh with real sisters and hear our stories.
To attend, a young woman should be an unmarried, practicing Catholic, a rising junior in highschool to age 27, who is interested in learning more about the vocation of a cloistered Dominican nun in our community. A young woman who would like to attend should contact the Vocation Directress by mail or e-mail and share a brief introduction about herself and her discernment, and why she would like to attend.
Don’t forget to visit our other Vocation pages: