Religious Order Events

If you are interested in religious life, making a visit to the convent or monastery is key to learning more about their spirituality, life and charism. Many religious sisters speak of having their vocation confirmed by feeling "at home" when they arrived at the convent.

Some orders schedule retreats, others will accommodate you when you are able to visit. Here are some events we are aware of, or contact the order you’re considering to see when you can go:

Our Lady of Angels Monastery in Crozet, VA, has a discernment retreat Sept. 28-29.

Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (Nashville) – have both open retreats and vocational discernment retreats for women. Learn more about both here, they have October 4-6 – Jesu Carita retreat and November 7-10 – Vocational Retreat.

The Daughters of St. Paul offer Discernment 101 Workshops at their convent above the Pauline Bookstore in Old Town, the first is September 7 and they are monthly after that. Contact Sr. Emily Beata at or 703-549-3806.

You can also check the website of the Congregation of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) for a list of vocational events at different convents.