Monastic Experience at Santa Rita Abbey

Santa Rita Abbey Monastic Experience Weekends

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2024 Weekend
Friday, October 4 -Monday, October 7
Pray, Learn, Rest & Reflect

Monastic Experience Weekends are for single, Catholic women ages 21-40 who are curious about the lives of contemplative nuns and discerning a call to religious life.

What happens during the weekend?

Monastic Experience Weekend participants are able to:

stay in our retreat house
take part in the prayer life of the sisters
participate in community work
hear sisters’ vocation stories and share their own

There will also be:

opportunities for group and individual discussions with sisters
free time for personal prayer and reflection.

For for information and online application visit us at: Monastic Experience Application

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