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Upcoming Vocation Retreats


Men's Retreats

Order of Friars Minor Conventual 
St. Bonaventure Province
San Antonio, Texas and Chicago, Illinois

Come and See Retreat | October 6-8, 2023
Come and See Retreat | November 3-5, 2023

Conception Abbey
Conception, Missouri

Monastic Experience Retreat | October 27-29, 2023
Monastic Experience Retreat | December 15-17, 2023

Mount Angel Abbey
Saint Benedict, Oregon

Discernment Retreat | October 20-22, 2023

Dominican Friars
Providence of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
Oakland, California

"Come and See" Vocation Weekend | October 20-22, 2023
"Come and See" Vocation Weekend | November 17-19, 2023

Saint Procopius Benedictine Abbey
Lisle, Illinois

"Come and See" Vocation Discernment Retreat | November 3-5, 2023

Saint Vincent's Abbey
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Fall Come and See Retreat | October 13 - 15, 2023


Women's Retreats


Franciscan Sisters of Christ the Light

Authentic Femininity Mini-Retreat

October 6-8 | Panhandle, TX

During this retreat, you will delve into what it means to spend time with Mary, our Spiritual Mother. This retreat is for Catholic women between 18-40 years old.

Starts: 6:00 p.m. on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Donations accepted.

For more information please visit



Little Sisters of the Poor

To Serve is to Reign Discernment Retreat

October 6-8 | Chicago, IL

Join the Little Sisters of the Poor at their home in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood for a weekend of prayer and discernment as they celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary with their residents.

This event is open to Catholic women from ages 18-35.

For more information or to register please contact Sister Christina at


Sister Servants of the Eternal Word

Come and See Retreat

October 13-15th | Birmingham, AL

Join the Sister Servants for a Come and See track during a weekend retreat. In addition to benefitting from the regular retreat talks, those on the Come and See tracks will have the option to spend additional time with the sisters and learn more about religious life.

The cost to attend is $25.00.

For more information or to register, please email or call 205-317-8787.


Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Saints of Light Retreat

October 13-15 | Manitowoc, WI or via Zoom

Come to pray and explore how Saint Francis and St. Clare shed light on the great pillars of our Catholic Faith.

There will be an Introduction and Conference on Friday evening accompanied by an invitation for a personal meeting (Spiritual Direction) on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Drawing on St Francis and St. Clare’s wisdom for our times, Spiritual Director Sr. Anne Marie Lom facilitates this discernment experience, and Sr. Pam Biehl leads the Friday Evening Night Prayer. Those coming in-person will have additional opportunities of interaction with the Motherhouse Community. 


Discernment of Spirits Retreat

October 20-22 | Manitowoc, WI

The Spiritual Exercises are a timeless and always useful “exercise” to guide you in the spiritual life as you seek to do God’s will. Most free time will be spent in silence in order to pray and to ponder how God is working in your life. The retreat begins Friday, October 20, at 6 p.m., and ends after a noon meal on Sunday, October 22. The retreat is being held at the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity’s Motherhouse in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

The cost of the retreat is $25 (scholarships available).

Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 with concerns, questions.


Little Sisters of the Poor

Missionary Disciples Weekend

October 20-22 | Enfield, CT

Single, Catholic women between the ages of 18-35 who have a heart for service and a special love for the poor are invited to spend time in prayer and Eucharistic Adoration, reflecting on the call to missionary discipleship and their vocation.

Meals, accomodations, and transportation will be provided and it is free to participate.

To register, please contact Sr. Carolyn, l.s.p. at or call 860-402-4478.


Daughters of St. Paul

Come and See Discernment Retreat

October 20-22 | Virtual via Zoom

This retreat is for single, Catholic women between the ages of 18-30.

The retreat includes Daily Mass, community prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, talks by sisters, experience of the Pauline mission, silent retreat time, community recreation and more.

For more information please visit


Olivetan Benedictine Sisters

Come and See Discernment Retreat

October 21-22 | Jonesboro, AR

Join the sisters for time and prayer at their Holy Angels Convent.

Please contact Sister Cecilia Nguyen with questions or to register by calling 870-450-0341 or email


 Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco

Come and See Discernment Retreat

October 26-28 | San Antonio, TX

October 28 | Colorado Springs, CO

The weekend Come and See retreats will give you a glimpse of daily community life and prayer moments of the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco. Presentations on discernment, formation and Salesian Spirituality will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about us and how they serve youth and young adults.

To learn more, please email


Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Province

Come and See Discernment Retreat

October 27-29 | Justice, IL

This retreat is for single, Catholic women between the ages of 18-35.

This retreat is an opportunity for prayer, fellowship with other women discerning a vocation, and time for recreation with the sisters.

For more information, please email Sister Charbel Joseph, O.P. at 



Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne

Vocation Chat via Zoom

October 28 | Virtual via Zoom

Join the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne for an informal conversation about discerning a religious vocation. We are keeping it simple

in order to give you the chance to ask any questions you might have about religious life. 

​Reservations are required.

Please contact Sister Diana Marie, O.P. by calling 845-745-1319 or emailing