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We Warmly Invite You To Our Free Vocation 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 Vocations 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.

Check out this page frequently for more information about our many online and in-person discernment events.

Calendar of All Discernment Events

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.

Our next Come and See retreat will be September 13-15, 2024. More details coming soon.

For more information, please contact Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP.

Learn More About Our Come & See Discernment Retreats

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 in Columbus, Ohio,  May 31–June 4, 2024.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Sr. Mai-Dung Nguyen, OP.

Learn More About Our Mission for Peace Program

Emmaus Discernment Group

Join other discerning women on our monthly Zoom call on the second Sunday of the month from 7-8:30 pm (Eastern Time). Our vocation ministers and other Dominican Sisters of Peace will be on each call to discuss vocation-related topics and answer your questions.

We welcome you to join us for these informational and interactive gatherings:

  • May 12, 2024 — Collaboration and interconnectedness with other congregations in religious life.
  • June 9, 2024 — Balancing the four pillars of Dominican life–prayer, study, community, and ministry.

For more information about this group, please contact Sr. Mai-Dung Nguyen, OP.

Learn More About Our Emmaus Discernment Group

Discernment Prayer Group

Discernment Prayer Group

Our monthly, online prayer group, which meets the fourth Sunday of the month, is another opportunity to join other discerning women and our Sisters for prayer. In this hour from 7-8 pm (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.

Join us on these dates to engage in some reflective time as we explore different ways to pray:

  • April 28, 2024 — Contemplating Peace using Lectio Divina.
  • May 19, 2024 — Praying with God in Nature: Called to Love and Care of God’s Creation.

For more information about this group, please contact Sr. Annette Lucero, OP.

Learn More About Our Discernment Prayer Group


Mini-RetreatsWe offer short retreats online several times a year, usually during Lent and Advent, to give you more prayer and discernment opportunities. These mini-retreats are often virtual retreats on a Sunday afternoon from 2- 5pm (EST).

At this time, we have not scheduled any mini-retreats for winter or spring 2024.

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