One Weekend Can Change Your Life
The Come and See Weekend provides an opportunity for you to meet other women discerning a vocation and take a deeper, more serious look at religious life. When you first come to realize God may be calling you to serve Him, it seems as though you are the only person in the world thinking about a vocation to consecrated life. Talking about it with your friends can be helpful to a certain point, but often your questions just don’t seem to make sense to them. This is where the Come and See Weekend can really make an impact on your discernment process. The weekend brings together women like yourself who may share many of your questions and concerns. In addition, having the opportunity to socialize with sisters who are actually living consecrated life may make whole discernment process a lot easier and less intimidating.
During the weekend you and the other participants will have an opportunity to:
• Join the Sisters in their prayer and liturgical life
• Socialize with Sisters
• Participate in presentations and discussions on the vows and the reality of living religious life
• Come to a deeper understanding of Dominican spirituality and mission
Open to single Catholic women ages 19-35.
Join the community in prayer for the liturgy of the hours (the Prayer of the Church) and Eucharist (Mass). Listen to some of the sisters speak about our way of life, and how God led them to Springfield IL. Meet other women exploring God’s call in their lives. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, take time for extra silence and prayer, visit one-on-one with a sister about your own discernment, and enjoy the beauty of nature around us.
Come and See Vocation Weekends
Join us for a weekend when single Catholic women come together to learn more about religious life from the women who live it! You will meet and talk with Dominican Sisters of Springfield in a relaxed environment. You will be surprised at how much you will get to know about religious life and how much you will enjoy being with the sisters. Meet others exploring too. There is time for prayer, liturgy, group sharing, and relaxation. We begin Friday at 7:00 pm and end Sunday at 12:00 pm after Sunday Mass and lunch.
Come & See Events
January 31 to February 2, 2020
Friday 7:00 p.m. to Sunday at 12:00 Noon and option to stay for Associate Formation Day 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
February 2 is World Day for Consecrated Life Day! If you choose to stay for Sunday afternoon’s Associate presentation it features 1. Uncovering the sin of racism 2. Cor Unum Ministry, 3. Jubilee Farm Ministry.
March 27 to March 29, 2020
Friday 7:00 p.m. to Sunday 12:00 Noon
May 29th to May 31, 2020
Friday 7:00 p.m. to Sunday 12:00 Noon.