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.
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.
Our next discernment retreat weekend will be March 4-6, 2022. Details forthcoming.
These short retreats are offered online several times a year, including during Lent and Advent, to give you more prayer and discernment opportunities. Here are the dates for some future mini-retreats we will be offering:
December 12, 2021 – Advent Retreat focusing on Our Lady of Guadalupe
March 27, 2022 – Lenten theme & Praying with Clay
If you have any questions about these retreats, please contact us.
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.
September 26, 2021 — Nine Ways of Prayer by St. Dominic
October 31, 2021 — Praying with Saints & Praying with the Arts
November 21, 2021 — Praying with the Mystics
January 23, 2022 — Guided Meditation & Journaling
February 20, 2022 — Ignatian Contemplation
April 10, 2022 — Taize
May 22, 2022 — Rosary for Vocations
June 26, 2022 — Liturgy of the Hours
Join other discerning women on our monthly Zoom call on Fridays from 7:30–9:00 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.
We look forward to being with you on these dates when we discuss the following topics:
+ November 12, 2021 — A panel conversation with Sisters about the role of women in the Church
+ December 10, 2021 — What rules do Sisters follow? Exploring the Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and the Rule of St. Augustine
+ January 14, 2022 — Deepening our relationship with God
+ February 11, 2022 — Call to discipleship and my personal vocation
+ March 11, 2022 — Ministry: how someone is missioned for a ministry, reading the needs of our times, and inter-congregational relationships for the mission
+ April 8, 2022 — Community life: blessings, challenges, and assumptions
+ May 13, 2022 — Vows of obedience, celibacy, and poverty
+ June 13, 2022 — Decoding the application process
+ July 2022 — (Date to be determined); What happens once someone enters a congregation and managing friendships
+ August 12, 2022 — Stages of formation
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.
Check back here for details about our Summer 2022 Mission for Peace experience.
“I know the plans I have for you, plans for a future full of hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)