A young woman’s discernment with the community usually begins with getting to know one another via a series of phone conversations and questionnaires. These conversations and written questionnaires/emails provide a forum for the Vocation Directress and Abbess to gradually get to know the aspirant and vice versa. As discernment progresses, short and long visits follow. During vocation visits, the aspirant is immersed in our way of life by following the same daily schedule as the nuns, spending time with Our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration, as well as getting to know the Community through observation and encounter.
At each stage of this process, our Abbess, Counsel and Vocation Directress (along with the aspirant herself) prayerfully consider whether or not the aspirant ought to move forward to the next step. For this reason, we ask that aspirants enter in to this process with a spirit of prayer and docility to the Holy Spirit, as well as with the resolve to proceed with both openness and sincerity.