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Vocation Discernment Weekends
The Vocation Office offers several weekend vocational discernment retreat opportunities. These retreats are scheduled throughout the year for men interested in exploring the possibility of a vocation to the Society of Jesus.
The retreats are designed to give participants exposure to the history, life and spirituality of the Society of Jesus, all in an effort to help them develop tools for solid spiritual discernment.
It is not necessary to commit oneself to the Candidates program in order to attend one of these retreats; however, after reflection and conversation a participant may wish to further his discernment in this program.
This year's retreats are as follows:
Loyola Retreat House, Faulkner, MD (website)
November 1-3, 2013
Jogues Retreat Center, Cornwall, NY
March 28-30, 2014
Click here to download the flyer
If interested in participating, please contact us at email@example.com.
Fiat! A group for Discerning Women is hosting a meeting November 20th, from 7-9pm. The topic is "Ask-a-Sister: Your questions about Religious Life Answered."
Event will be held at:
Our Lady Help fo Christians Church
573 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02458
For more information contact Sr. Marian Batho, CSJ Sr_Marian_Batho@rcab.org
Day of Recollection November 23, 2013
Are you a single Catholic woman between 18 and 30? Are you open to God's call to the consecrated life?
Join the sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus December 13-5, 2013 for a guided, quiet retreat.
Contact: Sr. Colleen Therese Smith, ASCJ
Cardinal Sean O'Malley Discernment Retreat
February 7-9th, 2014
Friday 5pm-Sunday 1pm
St. John's Seminary and Connors Family Retreat Center, For men ages 18-40
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Manresa House and Vocations in the News...
See these news articles on the history of Manresa House:
Keeping the Door Open published in the Boston College Chronicle on October 20, 2011
Manresa House Props Doors Open To Vocation published in The Heights on September 26, 2011
Other News Stories:
Ceremony Promotes Vocations published in The Heights on November 6, 2011
New Chaplain's Faith Inspired by Tragedy published in BU Today on September 26, 2011
Into the Future published in America on October 1, 2012.
Check Out These Web Sites...
Busted Halo - An online magazine for spiritual seekers. Provides news and education from a faith-based perspective.
The Jesuit Post - "this site is about Jesus, politics, and pop-culture, it’s about the Catholic Church, sports, and Socrates. It’s about making the case for God (better: letting God make the case for Himself) in our secular age."
WOMEN & SPIRIT: Catholic Sisters in America - is a traveling exhibit sponsored by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in association with Cincinnati Museum Center. It reveals the mystery behind a small group of innovative American women who helped shape the nation’s social and cultural landscape.
Click here to read a blog about a woman's blog about her journey of discernment towards a religious vocation.