Religious communities plan discernment weekends

RecordLogo-FSingle Catholic men and women are invited to attend vocation discernment retreats in August and September.

  • Women ages 18 to 45 “exploring a call to religious life,” are invited by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCNs) to attend a retreat weekend from Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. to August 14 at 1 p.m. on the SCN campus in Nazareth, Ky. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to register, contact Sister Nancy Gerth by text, phone or email at 502-331-4516 or ngerth@scn.org.
  • Single Catholic men ages 18 to 35 in good “health of mind and body” are invited to take part in a “come and see” vocation weekend retreat Sept. 2 through Sept. 4 at the Abbey of Gethsemani, 3642 Monks Road, Trappist, Ky.
    Participants will attend the liturgy of the hours in choir with the monks and tour the work places of the monks. On Sunday, Sept. 2, participants will process into the chapter room with the monks and listen to the abbot’s weekly spiritual talk. There will also be sessions for listening to other monks and seeing “how God has worked in their lives.” To register, call Father Anton at 502-549-4116 or send an email to vocations@monks.org using the subject line “come and see.” For directions to the monastery, visit www.monks.org. Space is limited.
  • Single Catholic men ages 18 to 35 “who are interested in a possible monastic vocation” are invited to a “come and see” weekend Sept. 23 to 25 on the campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, Ind.
    Participants will stay in the monastery guest house and eat and pray with the monastic community. They will also have the opportunity to take part in morning work and hear from monks on different aspects of monastic life. For more information or to register, call 812-357-6318 or send an email to vocations@saintmeinrad.org.

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