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.

Though many events are virtual at this point, they can still help you along your path, and if you are in touch with the order's vocation directress she can let you know when it is possible to visit the convent.

Here are some events we are aware of, or contact the order you're considering to see when you can go:

Sr. Theresa Lee, FMA and the Salesian Sisters are offering conferences on discernment from 10-11 a.m. on the first Saturdays of each month, as well as "Nazareth Talks" open to all young adults, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Upcoming topic: November 10: Examen of Consciousness
Email Sr. Theresa Lee at to get the participant link.

The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, MI have two Come and See weekends in the spring, March 12-14, 2021 and May 21-23, 2021. Learn more.

Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (Nashville) - have both open retreats and vocational discernment retreats for women. Learn more about both here, they have a Jesu Carita retreat February 2-4, 2021, and Vocational Retreats November 5-8, 2020, January 7-10, 2021 and March 4-7, 2021.

The Daughters of St. Paul sometimes offer Discernment 101 Workshops at their convent above the Pauline Bookstore in Old Town. Contact Sr. Emily Beata at or 703-549-3806.

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles have discernment retreats around the country though right now they recommend calling the vocation directress to discuss your discernment (see their website for details).

The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus~South Central Province (Missouri) post their events here.

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.