Vocation Discernment Events
Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George
1 Franciscan Way / P.O. Box 9020 / Alton, IL 62002-9020
Vocation Director: (618) 463-2757 / firstname.lastname@example.org
About the order: Visit www.altonfranciscans.org (Excerpt below taken from CMSWR Directory)
The special mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George is to be simply ready in obedience to God’s call – and, therefore, to make the merciful love of Christ visible in their service. Founded by Mother M. Anselma Bopp in 1869 in Thuine, Germany, the Congregation sent five sisters in 1923 to the United States, where there are now 120 sisters in 16 convents, serving Christ and the Church in a variety of apostolic works: health care, education, child care, work with the elderly, nursing home, parish and diocesan office work, service in Bishops’ households and priests’ retirement homes, as well as service to their own sisters. In order to fulfill their lives of service, communal and private prayer are at the heart of their relationship with the Lord. Daily celebration of the Eucharist, meditation upon and reading of Scripture, the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic adoration, the rosary and stations of the cross, characterize their lives of prayer.
Passion of Christ, Strengthen Me is an afternoon of prayer for young ladies ages 13-19. It will be held at St. Francis Convent here in Alton on the first Sunday of Lent as a Lenten kick-off retreat. The time will include a couple of talks, Stations of the Cross, and other activities with the sisters and there is no cost to attend. Registration is available at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSGytmLPz4joYmOf6xlzHklvHtYwSkb8Vb9LzmbaDeI0Pwig/viewform
Our Spring Veni Si Amas retreat will be held March 2-4 for women ages 17-30. Registration and more details about that retreat can be found here: https://altonfranciscans.org/vocations/seeking-his-heart
St. Martin Monastery, Rapid City, SD
1851 City Springs Road / Rapid City, SD 57702
Established in 1889 in the Black Hills of South Dakota, St. Martin’s Monastery, a Benedictine convent, focuses on contemplative prayer and individual ministries. In addition to discernment weekends, we are also happy to offer quiet retreat space for anyone needing quiet time alone with God.
Single, divorced or widowed Catholic women age 18 and older are invited to participate in weekend retreats at St. Martin Monastery, Rapid City, SD. This is an opportunity to “come and see” religious life and community living. Benedictine Weekends are held the 3rd weekend of every month (except June and July). For more information, contact Sr. Mary Wegher at (605) 343-8011 or email her at email@example.com.
Vocation Promotion Events
Serra Club Events
Annual Summer Picnic, August 5th, 5:00- 8:00 pm. Knights of Columbus Hall. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (563) 888-4378 by July 20th
Regular meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at St. Vincent Center, 780 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport, Iowa.
Stay tuned for more information.