Monastic Experience at Santa Rita Abbey

Santa Rita Abbey Monastic Experience Weekends

Come Take A Closer Look At Trappist Cistercian Monastic Life

Monastic Experience Weekend: for women ages 21-40 curious about the life of contemplative nuns and open to the possibility of becoming one.

March 6-9, 2020

Nuns and retreatant smilingStay in our retreat house with other women considering a call,

participate in the Divine Office (a.k.a. Liturgy of the Hours) 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.

participate in community work

hear sisters’ vocation stories and share their own

These weekends are open to single, Catholic women, without dependents, ages 21 – 40,
who are considering a vocation to contemplative religious life (consecrated life) in the Roman Catholic Church.

To apply, or email the vocation director at

ask the vocation director about making an individual visit.

nuns and retreatants in serving line with plates