Franciscans of Saint Bonaventure Province (Friars Minor Conventual) - Chicago, IL

Upcoming Vocation Events

  • October 20-22, 2017 - "Come & See" Weekend
  • December 27 - Jan 1, 2018 - Discernment Retreat Week
  • February 16-18, 2018 - Discernment Weekend for those hoping to join Jul 2018


Please contact the vocation office to set up a time to meet

Fr. Hans Flondor, OFM Conv

847-367-6316 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, click here.

The Benedictine Monks of St. Procopius Abbey - Lisle, IL

Vocation Discernment Retreats

  • October 13-15, 2017 - Come and See Retreat
  • March 29-April 1, 2018- Easter Triduum Retreat

 

For more retreat information, please visit the website.

Dominicans Friars (Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus) - Oakland, CA

"Come and See" Discernment Retreats

  • October 20-22, 2017
  • November 10-12, 2017
  • March 2-4, 2018

 

For more information, contact Fr. Stephen Maria Lopez, O.P.

510-658-8722 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to visit the website.

Mount Angel Abbey - Saint Benedict, OR

Discernment Retreats

  • October 20-22, 2017
  • March 16-18, 2018
  • July 20-22, 2018
  • November 16-18, 2018

Contact Fr. Odo Recker, O.S.B. Tel. 503-845-3123 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit the website for more information.

Conception Abbey - Conception, MO

Monastic Experience Retreat

  • October 27-29, 2017
  • December 15-17, 2017

 

Click here for more information and registration or contact Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB at 660-944-2857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Benedictine Abbey of St. Andrew - Valyermo, California

Preached Retreats

Spend a weekend on a retreat led by a retreat master who offers a series of conferences following some theme.

  • October 30 - November 1, 2017: Autumn Artists' Retreat
  • December 1-3, 2017: Advent Retreat
  • February 13-16, 2018: Lenten Silent Retreat
  • March 26-28, 2018: Holy Week Silent Retreat
  • April 30 - May 3, 2018: Spring Artists' Retreat
  • May 18-20: Pentecost Retreat

Click here to see more 2018 offerings.

 

Private Retreats

Private retreats (time at the Abbey without a schedule of conferences) are generally available weekdays. Weekends have limited availability and may be on a wait list basis only.

Monday-Saturday Night:

$75 per night single; $125 per night for two persons shared ($62.50 per person) includes three meals

For general information, click here.

Hermits of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel - Christoval, TX

Vocations Weekend at Mount Carmel

Call 325-896-2249 for reservations.

Click here to fill out a retreat application.

The Fathers of Mercy - Auburn, KY

"Come and See" Vocation Visitation Retreats

If you are a man between the ages of 18 and 40 and believe that God may be calling you to pursue a religious vocation, please contact the Vocation Director, Fr. Joseph Aytona, CPM, to attend a "Come and See" weekend retreat.

207-542-4146 ext. 2 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To learn more, please visit their website.

Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word - Irondale, AL

Come & See Discernment Retreat

If you are discerning a vocation, between the ages of 18-35, and are interested in attending, please fill out the vocation inquiry form.

The Friars of the Sick Poor - Los Angeles, CA

If you have a desire to serve as a Friar of the Sick Poor, please call or email us.

562-432-4770 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Franciscans of the Eucharist - Chicago, IL

Come and See

Please call 773-486-8431 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about the discernment process. You can also visit the website to learn more.

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