Visiting a community of sisters can be a helpful step in discerning your vocation. Throughout the year we offer various opportunities for young women who desire to learn more about Pauline religious life. Ranging from short visits, retreats, to live-in experiences, these “come and see” opportunities are held in our various communities in the USA and Canada, often at our Novitiate House in Boston. (Check out our upcoming events here.)
What to expect:
“Live-in” experiences can include:
When you visit
There are many ways to get to know various congregations, but a visit can be a significant step forward in your discernment. What’s most important is to keep bringing one’s experience to the Lord, always seeking the Lord’s direction, before, during, and after your visit. Praying with the community and participating in the community’s mission (during a longer visit) can really help you to understand Pauline life and whether Jesus might be calling you to it.
3 discernment tips for a first visit
These tips helped me when I first visited the Daughters of St. Paul.
by Sr. Marie Paul Curley, FSP
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