Monday, April 2, 2012

Benedictine Immersion Experience

Sr. M. Luka and Sr. Mary David, along with seven girls and women discerning a vocation to the religious life spent Palm Sunday weekend with us learning about Benedictine monasticism.  

Mater Redemptoris House of Formation in La Crosse, Wisconsin is a project of the Diocese of La Crosse and staffed by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George.  Founded in the Jubilee Year 2000, it provides programs to assist in the discernment process.  Young women may live in a convent setting, develop their prayer lives and learn about the religious life.  It also provides retreat experiences and mentoring in the spiritual life for those who are not part of the residential program.

The weekend gave time for the participants to learn about our monastic vocation, get to know the community, experience praying the full Divine Office and recreation time with the community as well as have some time on their own to enjoy our beautiful grounds and personal prayer.

Please pray for these girls and women who are discerning their vocation -- as well as all those who are seeking God's will for their lives.

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