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.

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:

September 22-23 – Our Lady of the Angels Monastery “Come and See” on Monastic Life – Sr. Maria Gonzalo was at FIAT Camp this summer and sent this information: We will start on Saturday, September the 22nd at 9:30 am and finish on Sunday the 23rd at about 3:00 pm. During the weekend, there will be time for prayer with the community, sharing among the young women participating, and some presentations about discernment and the main elements of monastic contemplative life. The participants will sleep in our retreat cabins and we will provide all the meals. Contact Sr. Maria,

Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (Nashville) – have both open retreats and vocational discernment retreats for women. Learn more about both here, they have October 5-7 – Jesu Carita retreat and November 8-11 – Vocational Retreat.

The Daughters of St. Paul offer Discernment 101 Workshops at their convent above the Pauline Bookstore in Old Town: October 13 and November 10, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, and they have a Come & See Weekend November 23-25. Contact Sr. Emily Beata at or 703-549-3806.

November 9-11 – Daughters of Holy Mary of the Heart of Christ retreat, Steubenville, OH (the sisters often offer rides from the Front Royal area) – contact

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.