This April we have an opportunity for those who are discerning a call to the religious life, and more specifically, to our religious Institute. Taking time to visit a religious congregation in order to “Come and See” how their spirituality and charism is lived out in daily and communal life can be a helpful step in discernment.
Below are listed some events for getting to know our community better and for seeking God’s will, including a Come and See retreat and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
Come & See: April 8-10, 2022 | Washington, DC
This retreat is for young women (18-35) who are interested in learning more about the religious vocation as active missionaries within our Religious Family of the Incarnate Word. The weekend will include talks on our charism, history, missionary life, our Marian spirituality and our contemplative branch, as well as meals and recreation with the sisters. Each day’s schedule includes time for prayer, Holy Mass, and opportunities for Confessions and consultation.
Spiritual Exercises: April 10-13, 2021 | Washington, DC
These Exercises are in English for women (18+) and will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Juniorate in Washington, DC.
The Spiritual Exercises are a silent retreat developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola to help refocus one’s life on what is most important (the glory and service of God) and to provide an opportunity to hear God speaking in the silence of one’s heart.
St. John Paul II spoke of the Spiritual Exercises saying that “the Christian is aided by the strong dynamism of the Exercises to enter into the ambit of the thoughts of God, of His plans in order to trust in Him, who is Truth and Love, and thus to make decisions committed to the following of Christ, considering clearly his gifts and his own responsibilities.”
For more information and to register, contact:
Sr. Lilium or Sr. Victory
firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 543-1179