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My biggest hope is to get a good idea of what the community is actually like. I want to know what their apostolates are and what their prayer life is like.I know that you can't cover everything in a weekend but I want to be able to get a good enough idea of what the community is like to see if I want to continue discerning with them. Its nice to have one or two "fun" things thrown in but for me on a come and see I'm not there for a "fun" retreat  I'm there to learn about the community.

Honestly I think the ideal size for a come and see weekend especially if the community is smaller is about 10. Its not as intimidating as a visit by yourself but the group isn't so large that it throws the normal schedule out of whack. Larger communities obviously can host larger groups but I think making sure to cap the number so each woman can have some individual time is crucial.

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Luigi

Trappist monks - Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey - Kentucky

4 - 6 September, 2015

http://www.monks.org/index.php/10-january-2015-the-notre-dame-folk-choir-visits-us-and-performs-a-concert/17-news/news-2015/60-2015-09-04-come-and-see?amp= 

(Get there on your own; no cost for the weekend mentioned)

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Luigi

Dominican friars, Province of St. Joseph (eastern US) - Dates for the '15-'16 academic year. 

Sept. 18-20, 2015 vocation weekend #1
Oct. 23-25, 2015 vocation weekend #2
Feb. 5-7, 2016 vocation weekend #3
Mar. 18-20, 2016 vocation weekend #4

For more details, questions, reservations, etc., see: http://vocations.opeast.org/2013/09/27/vocation-weekends/ 

Dominican friars, Province of St. Martin de Porres (southern US) - 

Come and See Weekend – October 16-18, 2015   October 16 – 18, 2015   St. Dominic Priory and Studium 3407 Lafayette Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63104   Contact Fr. Charlie Johnson, O.P. to register or for more information: vocations@opsouth.org or (504) 837-2129 x6   A weekend to come and learn more about what it means to be a Dominican friar.   Is God calling you to be a Dominican friar (priest or brother)? The Catholic Church in the South needs more friars preachers, it needs you!   For more information visit the links below: 

http://www.dominicanvocations.com/becoming-a-dominican/discenment-weekends/ 

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Dominican friars, Province of St. Albert the Great - (Midwest US) - 

Same dates and place as the Southern province. 

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Luigi

St. Anselm Benedictine Abbey, Washington DC. They run an elite middle & high school.

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"Come Seeking God" Monastic Discernment Weekend

Find if Monastic Life is God’s calling for you.
Visit Saint Anselm’ s Abbey


Date: October 16-18, 2015 (RSVP)
Location: St. Anselm's Abbey (directions)
(Download PDF)


If you are a Catholic male pondering whether God may be calling you to a monastic vocation, consider experiencing a long weekend living with our monastic community, participating in its prayer, work, study, and communal life.

Even if you cannot participate in one of these weekends with other men seeking to answer God’s call, you are invited to contact the vocation director and make arrangements to visit the Abbey. All are welcome any time to participate in the praying of the divine office with the monks.

If you have further questions or plan on attending please contact Father Christopher, O.S.B., Vocation Director, by e-mail at: vocations@stanselms.org or you can phone: (202) 269-2335.

Listen carefully, my child to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart (Prov. 4:20).


For more information, contact:

Fr. Christopher, Vocation Director
tel: 202-269-2335
email: vocations@stanselms.org

 

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Luigi

Benedictine Monks - Mary, Mother of the Church abbey in Richmond, VA. They operate a military school - pretty ritzy from what I can tell. It's a small community of monks, but they've had a number of vocations recently. 

http://www.richmondmonks.org/ 

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DISCERNMENT WEEKEND

When:    Fri Oct 16 - Sun Oct 18
Where:  Abbey 
For Who?:  Men 18 - 45
Call:  804.708.9653

Email: vocations@richmondmonks.org

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Luigi
St. Procopius Abbey, Benedictine monks, in Lisle, Illinois (near Chicago). They run a middle & high school as well as a college.

Just a brief notification that our next "Come and See" vocation discernment weekend, for men 18-45, is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, November 20-22. If you know anyone interested, have them contact me at vocations@procopius.org or at 630-829-9279.

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Monastic Immersion Weekend - Virginia Trappists - with nearly full scholarship

https://www.virginiatrappists.org/join-us-in-prayer/join-us/monastic-immersion-weekend/ 

MIW almost full-scholarship offered

AUGUST 8, 2015 BY KURT LEAVE A COMMENT

We actually call each Monastic Immersion Weekend group a ‘class’ since we only have two MIWs a year.  We also say, after you attend that you have been ‘crossed’ because you receive a new Holy Cross Abbey crucifix from the Abbot your first night here in a fairly moving ceremony at the high altar in the abbey church.  Some, who have attended more than one MIW, consider themselves ‘double crossed’ having received more than one cross from the Abbot.

One of our double crossed MIW alumni so enjoys the abbey he has sent a check to cover the cost of the MIW ($300) for someone who perhaps would like to attend but can’t afford it.

If you are interested in this scholarship send email to companions@virginiatrappists.org and let us know … we’ll consider each person applying (along with our alumnus donor) and let you know.

Do it quickly though because there are only a couple slots left.

The MIW (information at Take Part on the home page) is September 11-13 this year.

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Come and See Weekend: Friday 13 November - Sunday 15 NovemberPDFPrintE-mail
Written by Fr Augustine   
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 17:50

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 17:57

 

I think this is the first Come & See Weekend this monastery has offered. They're English Congregation Benedictines, but only about four or five of the monks these days are from England - all the rest are American. They run a very upscale and academically rigorous school for boys, grades 6 through 12. A buddy of mine is the prior there. They have LOTS of younger monks. There are maybe 30 or 32 monks in the monastery, and about 12 of them are considered "juniors." Maybe six or seven of the monks graduated from the monastery's high school. 

 

Interesting footnote  - the abbot had polio as a child (probably the last man in America to have polio!), so he uses a golf cart to get around the grounds and those waist-high crutches to get around in a building.  

Web site: http://www.stlouisabbey.org/ 

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katherineH
On August 13, 2015 at 12:34:48 AM, Luigi said:

Monastic Immersion Weekend - Virginia Trappists - with nearly full scholarship

https://www.virginiatrappists.org/join-us-in-prayer/join-us/monastic-immersion-weekend/ 

MIW almost full-scholarship offered

AUGUST 8, 2015 BY KURT LEAVE A COMMENT

We actually call each Monastic Immersion Weekend group a ‘class’ since we only have two MIWs a year.  We also say, after you attend that you have been ‘crossed’ because you receive a new Holy Cross Abbey crucifix from the Abbot your first night here in a fairly moving ceremony at the high altar in the abbey church.  Some, who have attended more than one MIW, consider themselves ‘double crossed’ having received more than one cross from the Abbot.

One of our double crossed MIW alumni so enjoys the abbey he has sent a check to cover the cost of the MIW ($300) for someone who perhaps would like to attend but can’t afford it.

If you are interested in this scholarship send email to companions@virginiatrappists.org and let us know … we’ll consider each person applying (along with our alumnus donor) and let you know.

Do it quickly though because there are only a couple slots left.

The MIW (information at Take Part on the home page) is September 11-13 this year.

Do you have any idea why the retreats cost so much? It seems like it wouldn't cost more than $50 to feed and house someone for a weekend...

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Luigi
Just now, katherineH said:

Do you have any idea why the retreats cost so much? It seems like it wouldn't cost more than $50 to feed and house someone for a weekend...

No clue whatsoever. It's also past. I assume that future weekends would cost about the same amount, though.

I'd e-mail the monk-in-charge and ask him if I were you.

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katherineH
Just now, Luigi said:

No clue whatsoever. It's also past. I assume that future weekends would cost about the same amount, though.

I'd e-mail the monk-in-charge and ask him if I were you.

Thanks Luigi! I was mostly just asking out of curiosity. I've never heard of retreats costing that much.  I know the Michigan and Nashville Dominicans charge about $50 but that makes more sense to me since they house many people and food costs can add up.

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Luigi

Dominican friars. Applies to the southern province (St. Martin de Porres) and the central province (St. Albert the Great). 

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