“Come and you will see.” (John 1:39)

Retreats at St. Cecilia Motherhouse

At all Motherhouse retreats, our guests are treated to a monastic experience of prayer, attend retreat conferences, and have the opportunity for silence, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Sacrament of Penance. These retreats are open to single, Catholic women, ages 17-30.

Jesu Caritas Retreat
February 21-23, 2025
     *Registration opens December 1, 2024

These weekend retreats explore different topics that are a focus within the Church, offering spiritual insight for those who love the Church. Retreatants have the opportunity to spend time with the sisters throughout the weekend.

Come & See Retreat
October 4-6, 2024
     *Registration opens June 30, 2024

These retreats are for young women who are discerning their vocation and desire an experience of religious life to aid their discernment. There will be opportunities for prayer and silence, conferences on a particular retreat theme, and time to be with the sisters and meet others who have an earnest desire for God.

Vocation Retreats
November 7-10, 2024
January 9-12, 2025
March 6-9, 2025
    *An interview with the vocation director is necessary before registering for the Vocation Retreat. Please reach out to the vocation director at least a month prior to the retreat, if you have not already been in contact with her.

These four-day retreats are designed for young women who are discerning their vocation and provide an opportunity for them to explore the life and charism of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Those on retreat attend talks on St. Dominic, St. Cecilia, Marian Devotion, discernment and the formation process. Panels on vocations and the apostolate allow retreatants to hear testimonies and ask questions. Retreatants join the Novitiate for recreation, enter into the monastic customs of the community, and go on a tour of several schools of the Congregation.


How do I register for a retreat?

Contact Sr. Mara Grace, the vocation director, through this form.  Please select vocation inquiry as “subject”.

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