It is our joy to share the depth and beauty of our way of life with young women and inspire within them a profound love for Jesus Christ through retreat opportunities. Each year a number of retreats are held at our Provincial House in St. Louis (Kirkwood), Missouri, for single, Catholic women 17-29 years of age. All retreats include an experience of our way of life through participation in our communal prayers, the chanting of the Divine Office, Holy Mass, and recreation with the Sisters. Retreats further include talks given on the theme by a Sister or priest, time for silence with the Lord, and an opportunity to meet other young women discerning God’s call.
Younger girls also have several opportunities throughout the year to become acquainted with our way of life via Sequela Christi volunteer days and Carmelite Day.
Holiness Retreats are simple weekend retreats which begin on a Friday evening at 7 pm and end after our 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Each Holiness Retreat centers around a different theme aimed to inspire a deeper relationship with the Lord and a greater love for His Church. A retreat donation of $15 is gratefully accepted.
To register for a retreat, please complete the Vocation Inquiry Form indicating which retreat you would like to attend and we will be in touch with you.
We welcome nun runs, group visits, and individual visits (for those unable to attend a scheduled retreat). Contact Sr. Mary Michael to learn more about arranging such a visit.