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 September 2-4, 2022. Please check back here again for more details in the near future.


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 for our upcoming meetings and the prayer form or theme we will be exploring:

+ No meetings in May, June, July, or August
+ September 25, 2022 — topic to be determined
+ October 30, 2022 — topic to be determined
+ November 20, 2022 — topic to be determined

For more information about this group, please contact us.

Emmaus Discernment Group

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:

+ No Meetings in June, July, or August
+ September 9, 2022 — topic to be determined
+ October 14, 2022 — topic to be determined
+ November 11, 2022 — topic to be determined

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 June 22-27, 2022 in Wichita and Great Bend, Kansas.
Check back later for more details about this opportunity to pray, serve, and live in community.

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