Vocation Discernment Event Scheduled for March 10-12, 2023

“Even if you are just a little bit curious, you are welcome,” said Sister Denise Glazik about two upcoming opportunities for single Catholic women to explore religious life.

The “Come & See” weekend is planned for March 10-12, 2023, at Cor Unum House—a convent nestled into one of Springfield’s friendliest neighborhoods. Single Catholic women ages 18-40 are welcome to register.

Participants will experience first-hand the rhythms of prayer and daily for sisters active in ministry and living in a small convent setting. There will also be some time for private prayerful reflection and one-to-one conversations with a sister.

“For many women, a Come & See event is the first step toward deciding whether they want to further consider God’s invitation to join God’s mission to the world as a Catholic sister,” explained Sister Denise. “But coming to a weekend doesn’t commit you to anything. It gives you an opportunity to explore and the space to ponder and pray. It’s really a great introduction to our Dominican way of life.”

Cor Unum House, located at 925 N. Fifth in Springfield’s historic Enos Park neighborhood, is the ministry site for the Dominican Sisters’ outreach to young adult women, who gather regularly at the house for prayer, study, and social events. Each weekend will include an opportunity for participants to experience the Dominican Sisters’ mission-in-action.

Even if you are just a little bit curious, you are welcome.

—Sister Denise Glazik

The event is free of charge and housing and meals are provided. Space is limited, so those who are interested should register here soon.

“If you are interested but, on the fence, please call me,” Sister Denise said. “This is really a wonderful opportunity for you to get to know yourself better and to meet other women who, like you, are wondering whether God would be able to use your gifts for the life of the world.”

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are part of a worldwide Dominican family, the Order of Preachers, and in 2023 are celebrating 150 years of ministry For the Life of the World. Their sisters minister in the United States and Peru. For more than 800 years, Dominicans have communicated the Gospel in word and action. Today, thousands of Dominican sisters, nuns, priests, brothers, associates, and laity minister in more than 100 countries around the world.

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