It’s hard to believe that we are already into the second week of August! As fast as these months have passed by for me, I’m feeling that October will be here before I know. So… on that note, I want to remind you that we have a “Come and See Weekend” on October 27th – 29th. One important step in discerning religious life is to have a direct experience with a religious congregation. A visit – whether it’s a full day, overnight or a weekend – will help you be immersed in the spirit of the community, through prayer, community life, and meals. This also offers the opportunity to meet a variety of community members and have conversations with them. Following up with an ongoing conversation with the congregation or a Sister will help you to get to know more about the congregation and their charism.
It’s never too early to save a date! Pull out your calendar while you’re at it, and block off October 27 – 29, 2017 for the next “Come and See” Weekend at Marywood (our Motherhouse) with the Dominican Sisters in Grand Rapids.Join us in prayer and Eucharist. Listen to some of the Sisters speak about their way of life and about their own journey of discernment. Meet other women exploring God’s call in their lives. There will be opportunities for personal prayer and silence, to ask questions, a visit one-on-one with a Sister about your own discernment, and enjoy the beautiful grounds at Marywood.
So, save the date! Do it now! …and it’s free! However, you do need to contact Sister Chela Gonzalez, OP (CGonzalez@GRDominicans.org or call 616-329-6221) if you’re coming so that we can make room reservations for you! All you have to do is get yourself here!