This vocation is a gift from God, an invitation to follow Jesus more closely. As you discern your vocation be open to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit and pray for guidance. We pray for you daily that you may know God’s Will and have the courage to respond to His invitation.
God speaks to souls in many ways. Sometimes He uses spectacular means as in His call of Abraham and Moses. More often, however, Jesus calls a soul to His special service by ordinary means, for example a religious ceremony, a book, a word of a friend or family member.
We invite women ages 18-30 to take time to listen to His voice as they discern their vocation to Religious Life. These retreats are held at the Holy Family Novitiate in Baltic, CT. This prayerful opportunity will provide a firsthand experience living with the Sisters.
What Happens on Retreat?
Holy Mass and Confession
Communal Liturgy of the Hours and rosary
Time for personal prayer and prayer with the Sisters
Conferences offered by Sisters
Time for sharing with others
Periods of silence for prayer and reflection
The retreat was amazing! I found the time for prayer and adoration very helpful because it gave me time to just listen to God. I also found it helpful that we got to talk privately with one of the Sisters. I had a blast spending time with the girls and the Sisters. It was great to know that I'm not the only one discerning. I loved it!
Spend time in adoration before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
Pray the rosary with the intention of seeking God’s will
Talk to a priest or religious who can help guide you
Visit this link to the Vocation Match
Visit this link to For Your Vocation
Visit this link to the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious