News and Updates
manresa house - boston college
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: email@example.com
World Day for Consecrated Life
February 8, 2015
The Marist Missionary Sisters, 62 Newton St. Waltham, MA 02453
Open House: 1pm - 4:30pm
Mount St. Mary's Abby, 300 Arnold St. Wrentham, MA 02093
3:30 - 5:00pm Vespers followed by Exposition and Benediction
San Damiano House of Prayer, 333 Pawtucket St. Lowell, MA 01854
Fiat meeting from 3:00 - 5:00pm
The Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary, 58 Wren St. West Roxbury, MA 02132
Open House: 3:30pm
Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 241 Neponset Ave. Dorchester, MA 02122
Final Profession of Sister Confida Gilera, OLM; 4:00pm St. Ann Church
Xaverian Missionaries, 101 Summer Street Holliston, MA 01746
3:30 - 5:00pm Upper Room - Shrine Residence
Central Region Mass - 11:15am - St. Cecilia Church, 18 Belvedere St. Boston
West Region Mass - February 28th, 10am St. Ignatius Church, 28 Comm. Ave. Newton
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington St. Newton, MA.
For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/Samuelcircles4mendiscerningreligiouslife or call Fr. Rocco at 508 429 2144. This initiative is one way to celebrate the upcoming year of Consecrated Life which begins in November.
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: January 28, 2015
Topic: Third Orders and Secular Institutes
Where: Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St. Newton, MA 02458
Next Discernment Meetings: February 25, 2015; March 25, 2015
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
January 15th: February 19th: March 12th : 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
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.