March 6, 2015

Several opportunities scheduled for women considering a religious vocation

Two religious orders and the archdiocesan Vocations Office are hosting opportunities in the coming weeks for women seeking more information about possible religious vocations.

The events include:

Sisters of St. Benedict in Beech Grove to host ‘Come and See’ weekend on March 20-22

The Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., in Beech Grove will host a “Come and See” weekend on March 20-22.

The retreat at Our Lady of Grace Monastery allows single Catholic women ages 18-44 to share in the life and prayer of the sisters, while learning more about the Benedictine way of life and talking with others who are discerning the call to religious life.

If those interested are unable to attend the entire weekend, they are invited to attend for whatever portion is possible for their schedule.

The weekend is free, and includes housing and meals. The event concludes with Mass at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, on March 22.

For more information or reservations, contact Vocations Director Sister Jennifer Horner at 317-697-1952 or

‘Called By Name’ women’s dinner with Archbishop Tobin set for April 8

The archdiocesan Vocations Office is hosting a “Called By Name” women’s dinner with Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin at SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road, in Greenwood at 6 p.m. on April 8.

This is a discernment dinner open to all single Catholic women ages 14 and older who are interested in learning more about women’s religious life and meeting religious sisters.

Mass begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and presentations at 6:45 p.m.

The event is free of charge. Reservations are requested by April 1.

For more information or to register, call Associate Director of Vocations Liz Escoffery at 317-236-1490 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1490, or e-mail her at

Sisters of Providence ‘Come and See’ weekend scheduled for April 10-12

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1 Providence Place, in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, invite all single Catholic women ages 18-42 to learn more about becoming a Sister of Providence during a “Come and See” weekend scheduled for April 10-12.

The theme for the weekend is “Rooted in the Charism of Providence.” The weekend helps women learn more about what life is like as a Sister of Providence.

All interested women are invited to Owens Hall, located on the grounds of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, beginning at 5 p.m., on April 10.

Women in attendance will have the opportunity to experience prayer with the sisters and more. The free weekend includes housing at Owens Hall and meals.

All women interested in attending are encouraged to register by calling Sister Editha at 812-535-2895 or e-mail †

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