Have you considered a call to religious life or priesthood? Are you seeking to deepen your relationship with God in a communal context? Listed below are some local and online resources to assist you in your search. Fr. Bob and Sr. Mary are also available to share their stories of discernment and call.

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael

Getting Acquainted - The first step to investigating life as a Dominican Sister of San Rafael is to to take time to listen deeply to God’s word in your life, to learn more about our charism, and to develop relationships with the sisters.
Meet us through visiting one of our convents for an evening and share prayer, conversation and a meal; attend our celebrations, ceremonies and events; stay with us for a few days at one of our convents.

We periodically offer retreats and days of prayer, which can assist you in discerning your call. Some of these events are scheduled (on our calendar – home page), and they can also be arranged to work with your calendar.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the process of becoming a sister, please contact Sister Carla Kovack, O.P. Director of Vocation Ministries.

Corpus Christi Monastery - Cloistered Dominican Nuns

The Mystery of Love Everyone has a driving desire to love and be loved...so why do we seem to miss the mark so often? Join the Cloistered Dominican Nuns and guest Jim Brady to unravel the mystery of love and relationships by exploring "Love and Responsibility," the work of Karol Wojtyla, (Saint John Paul II). October 14, November 11, December 9 and January 13 - Saturdays from 9:15 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. with mass available at 8:00 A.M. Cost: $45, books, materials included.

Saturday, October 21 - Come and See Day for single, Catholic women, ages 18-38, interested in learning more about cloistered Dominican life. Meals are provided and no cost to attend. Next opportunity is January 13, 2018.

Questions or to register contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P.

Abbey of New Clairvaux, a Trappist Monastery in Vina, CA

The Trappist monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Northern California, just 20 minutes north of Chico, invite Catholic men ages 18-35 to a free Monastic Life Retreat September 29 to October 1.   Register here or contact Brother Christopher at 530-839-2161 

Conventual Franciscans

Conventual Franciscan Friars came to the United States in 1852 and to California in the 1920s. The St. Joseph of Cupertino Province serves mainly in California, Nevada and Vietnam. We are Priest and Brothers serving in Parishes, as Missionaries, Evangelists, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Educators and other forms of Service to the Church and World. Contact the Vocation Director or call, 510-671-0537.