Monastic Experience at Santa Rita Abbey Labor Day  & Memorial Day Weekends

Monastic Experience Weekends for women ages 21-40

Come and find out what contemplative nuns do all day (and half the night) and why. Pray, learn, rest and reflect. Hear our vocation stories and share your own. Open your heart to the heart of God!

Memorial Day Weekend: May 24-27, 2019

Labor Day Weekend: August 30-September 2, 2019

Participants stay in our retreat house with other women considering a call, participate in the Divine Office and the Eucharist, enjoy conferences by Sisters with time for questions, experience monastic work, with free time for personal prayer and reflection, and the opportunity to talk one on one with one of our Sisters.

These weekends are open to single, Catholic women, without dependents, ages 21 – 40, who are open to a vocation to contemplative religious life (consecrated life) as lived in a Cistercian monastery in the Roman Catholic Church. To apply email the vocation director at or call 520-455-5595 during business hours. If you can’t make it to a scheduled event, ask the vocation director about making an individual visit.

For more information, visit our website To apply, fill out the contact form on our vocation page at, or email Mother Victoria at, or call the monastery at 520-455-5595.