Upcoming Discernment Events

Whether you are looking for a quiet, contemplative introduction to religious life or you would like to experience the joy of ministry first-hand, the Vocation Team of the Dominican Sisters of Peace would like to welcome you to one of our programs. These events are free and are held at our Motherhouses, ministry sites, and convents around the country. Watch this page for more information about discernment events near you.

Come and See Discernment Retreat

Our “Come and See” retreats give you and other discerning women an opportunity to meet our sisters by joining us for prayer, meals, presentations, conversation, and fun. You will have the opportunity to spend time with one of the Dominican Sisters of Peace to talk about your own vocation or to ask questions about discernment and religious life. The retreat also includes time for quiet personal prayer and reflection. To learn more about what to expect at a Come and See retreat click here.

Our next discernment retreat weekend will be March 17-19, 2023 at our Motherhouse in Columbus, Ohio. Please check again later for retreat details and registration information.


We offer short retreats online several times a year, including during Lent and Advent, to give you more prayer and discernment opportunities. Check back later for information on our next mini-retreat.

If you have any questions about these retreats, please contact us.

Discernment Prayer Group

Our monthly, online prayer group is another opportunity to join other discerning women and our Sisters for prayer. In this hour from 4-5pm (Eastern Time), you will be able to experience different prayer forms, such as Adoration, Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours, Rosary, and Taize prayer.

Here are the dates and themes for our upcoming meetings:

+ November 20, 2022 — Praying with the Community of Saints and with the Mystics
+ December 18, 2022 — Advent Prayer on Peace
+ January 22, 2023 — Pray with Christian Mindfulness
+ March 26, 2023 — Guided Meditation with Gospel Message and Journaling
+ April 23, 2023 — Lectio Divina & Centering Prayer
+ May 21, 2023 — Praying with Art (Mandalas)

For more information about this group, please contact us.

Emmaus Discernment Group

Join other discerning women on our monthly Zoom call on Fridays from 8:00–9:30 pm (Eastern Time). Our vocation ministers and other Dominican Sisters of Peace will be on each call to discuss vocation-related topics and to answer your questions. We will not be meeting during the summer months.

Here are the dates and themes for our upcoming meetings:

+ November 11, 2022 — Discernment 3: How do I discern between congregations? What questions do I ask?

+ December 9, 2022 — Discernment 4: Dominican Spirituality: “To praise, to bless, to preach”
+ February 10, 2023 — Discernment 5: The Four Pillars of Dominican Life–Prayer, Study, Community, Ministry
+ March 10, 2023 — Discernment 6: Praying with the Dominicans: Deepening your relationship with God & developing a life of prayer
+ April 14, 2023 — Discernment 7: Growing in self-awareness through Discernment
+ May 15, 2023 — Discernment 8: “I said, YES. Now what?” Understanding the application process and the formation program of the Dominican Sisters of Peace

For more information about this group, please contact us.

Mission for Peace

The Mission for Peace experience allows you to experience prayer, service, community, and fun over several days! It is open to single Catholic women between the ages of 18 to 45 who are discerning a possible call to religious life or lay ministry in the church.

Our next Mission for Peace program will be held January 13-14, 2023. Check back here for more details later.

“I know the plans I have for you, plans for a future full of hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)