Vocation Profile - Dominican Contemplative Nuns, Corpus Christi Monastery

Dominican Contemplative Nuns, Corpus Christi Monastery

Sr. Joseph Marie O.P.
Vocation Directress
215 Oak Grove Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

650-322-1801
vocations@nunsmenlo.org
www.NunsMenlo.org

International?No
Professed members10 Solemnly Professed Nuns, 1 Temporary Professed
Year founded1921
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationAssociation of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers in U.S.

(Arch)dioceses
San Francisco, CA
Mission
Cloistered contemplative life: faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Church and observing Papal enclosure. The celebration of the Eucharist is central to our daily life. An important focus is praise and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, and choral celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours at prescribed times. Free for God alone, and with great devotion to Mary, we accompany our Dominican family - friars, sisters, and laity - in the Order’s preaching mission for the salvation of souls, with a well-balanced community life, lectio divina, private prayer, silence, study and work. It is our privilege to have public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, where every day we pray before Jesus in the Eucharist.
Qualifications
Single woman; practicing Catholic; good physical and mental health; fidelity and love for the Church; ability to live in community and in solitude; an attraction to prayer and the things of God.
Formation
Aspirancy of one month live-in experience; Postulancy of 6 to 12 months; Novitiate of 2 years; Temporary vows of 5 years. During this time the novices will study the Catechism, the history of monasticism and the Dominican Order, the vows and religious consecration and other subjects related to monastic life.
Age range/limit
20-40
Belated vocations?
Yes: Occasionally considered, if there are no other obstacles and all else seems fitting.

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