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Monthly Discernment Gathering AT BOSTON COLLEGE

“Do you have a calling to serve Christ as a Priest”? Vocation Discernment Group -  if interested in being part of this group of students who are exploring the idea of priesthood, please contact Fr. Devino at Manresa House:

Cardinal Sean O'Malley Discernment Retreat

March 27-29, 2015; Friday 5pm - Sunday 1pm

St. John's Seminary and Betania II Spiritual Like & Marian Center

For Men ages 18-35


March 27-28, 2015; Friday 10am - Saturday 1pm

Pope St. John XXIII Seminary, Weston, MA

For Men age 35 and over

Men who attend have the opportunity to experience seminary life, pray and reflect upon the Priesthood, meet other men like themselves and discern God's call in thier lives.

More information may be obtain from:

Vocation Office, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184; 617-746-5959;


The Samuel Circle

Evening Gatherings of Single Men discerning Religious Life
A coalition of Men's Religious Communities serving in the Archdiocese of Boston will host The Samuel Circles, evening gatherings each month for young single men who are looking into the possibility of joining a Religious Community.

The next Samuel Circle will take place at The Assumptionist Center, 330 Market Street, Brighton on March 24th  from 7:00pm to 9:00. 

For more info go to or call Fr. Rocco at 508 429 2144. This initiative is one way to celebrate the upcoming year of Consecrated Life which began in November 2014.


FIAT! A Group for Discening Women

Fiat is a discernment group for single women considering a vocation to religious life in the Catholic Church. Join us on the last Wednesday of the month.

Next meeting will be: March 25, 2015

Topic: Living Our FIAT! Reflection and Celebration

Where: Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St. Newton, MA 02458


Next Discernment Meeting: April 25, 2015 - Nun Run!

Please contact Sr. Marian for more information and to reserve your spot!

For more information, check out:
or contact Sr. Marian Batho, CSJ Phone: 617-746-5637 E-mail:

Fiat! is a coperative project of the women religious in the Archdiocese of Boston

Join the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston for Taize Prayer!

All are invited to Prayer in the spirit of Taizé at 7:00 pm offered monthly at the Motherhouse Chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge St. Brighton, MA.

Upcoming Dates 2015

April 16th : May 14th : June 18th

Taizé prayer is a simple form of Christian prayer centered on scripture, silence, and song based on the daily prayer of the religious community in Taizé, France. As women of the Church rooted in the Gospel whose mission is to deepen relationships with God and neighbor, the Sisters of St. Joseph invite you to join in praying for unity and love in our world and in our own hearts. All are welcome. Bring a friend. Call 617.746.2029 for further 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

'House of Inquiry' Opens published in the Boston College Chronicle on November 15, 2007

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 This BLOG:

Click here to read a blog about a woman's blog about her journey of discernment towards a religious vocation.