The Monastic Live-In Experience will be offered throughout the year for single Catholic women who are 18-50 years old. The next weekends will be held May 15-17, June 5-7, Sept. 10-12, Oct. 8-10 and Nov. 12-14. It will also be held Jan. 7-9, 2011. Discerners can arrive at 4 p.m. the first day and leave at noon on the last day.
A few spaces are available for the Consider Your Call Discernment Retreat July 8-12. It will start at 4 p.m. Thursday and continue through 2 p.m. Monday.
Sister Cecelia Marie Brickell of Helena will make her final profession June 24.
For more information on the live-in experience or discernment retreat, contact Sister Kimberly Rose Prohaska, OSB, at (479) 783-4147 or .
Holy Angels Convent, Jonesboro
A Come and See Retreat will be held July 9-11. Discerners can arrive at any time that is convenient for them. For more information, contact Sister Mary Clare Bezner, OSB, at (870) 273-6872 or .
Michelle Keller from Owensboro, Ky., will become a new postulant beginning in August.
A "live-in experience" vocations retreat will be held July 8-12. Discerners will be able to work and pray with the monks on the 1,500-acre farm. There is no cost to attend. Other dates are available that are more convenient. For more information, call (800) 221-1807.
Daughters of Charity
The "Choices of the Heart" discernment retreat is open to women who are 18 to 40 years old. It will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 29 to noon, Monday, May 31 at the Mater Dei Provincial House in Evansville, Ind. For more information, contact Sister Marguerite Broderick, DC, at (314) 533-4770, ext. 105 or .
St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict, La.
St. Joseph Abbey will host a program for men ages 20 to 45 interested in discerning a call to monastic life. The program, "Living the Monastic Identity," will be held Wednesday evening, July 7 through Sunday, July 11. Participants will pray and work with the monks as well as attend seminars on topics related to monasticism. Anyone interested in more information should contact Brother Jude Israel, OSB, at (985) 867-2249 or .
Missionary Catechists of the Poor
A vocations retreat will be held for women ages 17 to 30 from 6 p.m., Friday, May 28 to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 30 at St. Joseph Home in North Little Rock. The cost is $30. For more information, call Sister Isabel Rebeca Rodriquez, MCP, at (501) 603-5346.