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Conception Abbey - Benedictine Monks in northwest Missouri. Their primary ministry is a seminary - for their own monks, diocesan priests from all over the Midwest, and some orders, too. 

 

March 20 - 22, 2015 and again August 14 - 16, 2015

No cost - get their under your own steam. 

 

http://www.conceptionabbey.org/monastic-vocations/monastic-experience 

 

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Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus of Los Angeles

 

Miami, Florida -- Feb 27-March 1st

Alhambra, California -- May 25-28th

SALESIAN SISTERS

Bellflower, CA -- April 17th-19th

San Antonio, TX -- June 19th-21st

 

DAUGHTERS OF ST. MARY OF PROVIDENCE

 

Come & See Dates

 

Chicago, IL

 

Feb. 13th-15th

 

DOMINICAN SISTERS OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

 

Justice, IL

 

April 17th-19th

October 23rd-25th

 

DOMINICAN SISTERS OF ST. CECILIA

 

Nashville, TN

 

May 20th-24th

 

FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF CHRISTIAN CHARITY

 

February 27-March 1

 

HANDMAIDS OF THE HEART OF JESUS

 

New Ulm, MN

 

March 20-22nd

 

MERCEDARIAN SISTERS OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

 

Cleveland, OH

 

March 6th-8th

April 24th-26th

 

SCHOOL SISTERS OF CHRIST THE KING

 

Lincoln, NE 

 

March 6th-8th

 

SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS OF PERPETUAL ADORATION

 

Indiana

 

Feb. 27th-March 1st

 

SISTERS OF MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH

 

Spokane, Washington

 

Feb. 13th-15th

May 22nd-24th

Oct. 30th-Nov.1st

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Report about a recent Dominican Come and See, and information about the next one:

 

Another Come & See weekend has come and gone. This past weekend 22 men discerning God’s call in their lives gathered at St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis, MO to learn more about the life of a friar preacher.

 

The event kicked off at 5:00 PM on Friday, February 13th with vespers. Other activities included Holy Mass, Eucharistic adoration and benediction, a time for confessions, Liturgy of the Hours, meals, and lectures, a tour and presentation at Aquinas Institute of Theology  and recreation with the brothers. The Come & See closed this past Sunday after Mass and final talks from the brothers and next steps in their discernment.

 

The Come & See Weekend serves an important purpose of offering a personal experience for those going through the discernment stage of the vocations process by giving them a first-hand look into Dominican life as a friar. Men discerning find themselves in a “no pressure” group setting with others considering a Dominican vocation.

 

The Central Province USA Dominicans is hosting the next Come & See weekend March 6-8 at St. Dominic’s Priory in Denver, CO. For additional information about our Come & See weekend, contact Fr. Luke Barder at 303-455-3613 x107 or l.barder@stdominicdenver.org. Also feel free to contact the Vocation Director for the Central Province Dominicans USA, Fr. Andy McAlpin, at 312-243-0011 or vocations@opcentral.org.

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Conception Abbey is in northwest Missouri . They run a seminary. They plan the following monastic weekends. 

Upcoming Monastic Experience Weekends:

  • August 14-16, 2015
  • October 30-November 1, 2015

We invite you to explore further our life as Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey. Follow the links below to hear from the Abbot about monastic spirituality, links about our history (http://www.conceptionabbey.org/monastery/history) and spirituality, explore our daily schedule (http://www.conceptionabbey.org/monastic-vocations/monks-day) of prayer and work, and find out how to begin that journey.  Other useful resources include our monastery blog, Listen, my Son (https://listenmyson.wordpress.com/) and Conception Abbey's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/conceptionabbey)

As Abbey Vocation Director, I want to assist you in discerning God's will in your life.  Please contact me if you would like to learn more about monastic life at Conception Abbey.

Fr. Paul Sheller, O.S.B.
Abbey Vocation Director
PO Box 501
37147 State Hwy V V
Conception, MO 64433
(660) 944-2857
monks@conception.edu

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Luigi

Dominican Nuns - Los Angeles (technically, Hollywood) 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Consecrated Life Day - Come and See

Quite a line-up! A bishop, a Dominican prior, a Dominican, brunch with the nuns & friars, a conference by a Dominican professor from the Angelicum in Rome, followed by the rosary & benediction!  

https://www.facebook.com/MonasteryOfTheAngels/photos/a.346266285449800.77979.346262895450139/825384187538005/?type=1&theater 

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Holy Cross Trappist Abbey (Virginia), September 11 - 13, 2015. $300. Men only. 

This is not necessarily a Come and See Weekend - they call it a Monastic Immersion Weekend. But if I were interested in the Trappists...

 

PRICE FOR WEEKEND IS $300

Monastic Immersion Weekends are intensive retreats in which participants ‘immerse’ themselves in the life of the community and monastic life. Originally intended only for men discerning a vocation, in 2013 the community expanded the MIWs to include one for men and one for men and women. These retreats are open to all-those discerning and those not candidates for monastic life but simply looking for a more intense experience in and with the community.

MIWs require participants to participate in the full life of the community. This means retreatants are expected to attend every Office in the Abbey Church including getting up at 3am to be in choir for Vigils at 3:30. Because participants in the MIW join the community for the Divine Office it means having choir practice with the monastic cantor, Fr. James once or twice during the retreat and it means attending at least three conferences conducted by monks and the Companion of the Abbey on the Rule of St. Benedict, history of monasticism with special emphasis on Cistercian monasticism, and creating a personal lifestyle of prayer and praying the Divine Office.

These are mostly silent retreats, though obviously there is conversation during the conferences. Meals are taken in silence with reading in the monastic tradition.

MIWs depend on the contributions of those attending so we ask for a minimum contribution of $300 for the weekend, which includes all the materials, choir shirt and other clothing which MIW participants receive. Those who wish to attend but can’t afford to make a contribution are encouraged to send email to companions@virginiatrappists.org to request a scholarship.

A sample schedule for an MIW would look like this:

3:30 am     Vigils

4:15             Half hour of silent prayer in the Retreat House chapel

4:45             Rest, lectio divina

7:00             Lauds and Mass

7:45             Breakfast

9:00            Conference with a monk or Companion

10:30           Rest/lectio/exercise

12:00 noon  Lunch

1:00              Rest

2:00pm        Mid-day prayer

2:15-4:30     Private time

5:30pm        Vespers

6:15pm         Dinner

7:30pm        Compline

8:15             The Great Silence

Men only weekend is September 11-13, 2015

If you are interested email companions@virginiatrappists.org or call the Companion Office at 540-955-4604

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