Virtual Vocation

Retreat

Devoting a day to prayer and recollection is of great help in determining one's religious vocation. Join the Sisters in a live-streamed retreat for conferences, meditation, Q&A, and the chanting of the Divine Office. Details for participating will be sent following registration. (All times below are EST.)

 

Age requirement: Between 16 and 30 years of age.

Saturday, December 3

7:30 Prime & Meditation

8:30 Mass, Free Time

10:30 Veni Creator & Conference

11:30 Meditation

12:00 Rosary

Free Time for Lunch

Rest
2:00 Conference

3:00 Q&A
Free Time

4:00 Spiritual Reading, Free Time

5:15 Vespers
Free Time for Dinner

8:00 Closing Conference 15 min. Meditation

Evening Prayers

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Purpose

To retreat is to move back or withdraw. We retreat from the bustle and distractions of the world. During a vocational retreat, we hope that this peace and quiet with only God and ourselves will give us a clear insight as to our vocation. "We should occupy our mind in recollection, keeping our soul tranquil in the presence of God, so that later on, like pure water under the rays of that beautiful Sun, we may clearly see..." -St. Jane Frances De Chantal

Utility

"The utility and the opportuneness of Sacred Retreats, will be readily recognised by any one who considers, however lightly, the times in which we now live. The most grave disease by which our age is oppressed... is that levity and thoughtlessness which carry men hither and thither through devious ways. Hence comes the constant and passionate absorption in external things; hence, the insatiable thirst for riches and pleasures that gradually weakens and extinguishes in the minds of men the desire for more excellent goods, and so entangles them in outward and fleeting things that it forbids them to think of eternal truths." -Pope Pius XI

“Here, (in retreat) noise, agitation, speed lose all their rights. Here it is question of entering into the interior sanctuary, in calm and silence, and above all of patient and humble waiting for the grace from on high..."

-Pope Pius XII