“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 Retreats
October 6-8, 2017
March 9-11, 2018
These weekend retreats explore different topics that are a focus within the Church, offering spiritual insight for those who love the Church. There are opportunities to speak with the sisters and to meet others who have an earnest desire for God.
Themes from some of our past retreats include the following:
“Perfect Love Casts out Fear”
“The Gospel of Joy: Encountering the Living God”
“Blessed are the Poor in Spirit: Responding to Pope Francis’ Call to Gospel Simplicity”
“The Relationship that Changes the World”
“Behold I Make All Things New”
January 3-7, 2018
May 23-27, 2018
These five-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, the spirituality of the Order, Marian devotion, the Divine Office, discernment and the formation process. Panels on vocations and the apostolate allow retreatants to hear testimonies and to ask questions. Retreatants join the Novitiate for recreation, visit with the retired sisters, and go on a tour of several schools of the Congregation.
How do I register for a retreat?
Contact Sr. Peter Marie, the vocation director, at 615.256.0147 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*An interview with the vocation director is necessary before registering for the Vocation Retreat. Space is limited, so please register early.
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