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2018 Events 

Festival of Prayer Retreats

April 13-15

October 12-14


Monastic Experience

July 7-12



Come and See

The next day John was there again with two of his disciples,  and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”  The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.  Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?”  They said to him, “Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher), “Where are you staying?”  He said to them, “Come and you will see.”  So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day.  (John 1:35-39)

 You have probably spent some time surfing the internet to find communities that attract you.  Maybe one in particular stands out for you...the pictures are appealing...you think to yourself, “I could maybe do that.”  Then is the time to call the vocation director and arrange a visit.

For some women, that can be a scary thing to do. Don’t worry, you aren’t handed an application form right away!  Visiting different communities is part of the discernment process.  Perhaps God wants you to discover something valuable in each community you visit as part of your own discernment journey.

To the left are the opportunities we offer each year.  You don’t have to wait for a scheduled Come and See weekend to visit, however.  You can arrange a visit to our monastery in between hosted events.  

Come and See Weekends are scheduled in the spring and fall of each year. Participants join the community for Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours and meals, receive input on prayer and discernment, have time for personal prayer, and meet others who are discerning.  They begin on Friday night and end at Sunday noon.  There is no cost for the weekend.

Spring and Summer Monastic Experiences:
A weeklong monastic experience is scheduled each spring and summer to give participants a more in-depth look at our life. Those who come experience our rhythm of prayer, work and recreation. There is daily input on prayer, monastic life and discernment, as well as time for personal prayer and faith sharing. There is no cost for the week.

For more information please contact Sr. Maria Victoria at vocation@benedictinesisters.org or call 660-944-2221 ext 127