Discernment days set for women’s vocations

Two religious orders are hosting days of discernment.

• The Poor Clare Sisters welcome Catholic “20-something” women to a “Discernment of Spirits” one-day retreat Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. Clare’s Monastery at 421 S. 4th St. in Sauk Rapids.

The sisters are collaborating with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The retreat, led by Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola, is based on St. Ignatius’ discernment process and includes prayer, quiet and reflection.

Following an optional Mass at 7 a.m., the retreat begins at 8:30 a.m. After the talks in the monastery visiting parlor, the sisters will be available to answer questions. Prayer times of the Poor Clares will be observed.

For more information, call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632. To register, visit fscc-calledtobe.org.

• The Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in St. Joseph invite single, Catholic women to “Are You Called to Religious Life?” during which they will experience life in the monastery, attend prayer, celebrate the Eucharist and share meals. The day also includes time to walk in nature, visit with one another and with the sisters, and time for reflection.

Two discernment days are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 8 and Nov. 12. For more information, contact Sister Lisa Rose at 320-363-7180 or lrose@csbsju.edu.


Author: The Visitor

The Visitor is the official newpaper for the Diocese of Saint Cloud.

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