January 21, 2009
If you hear the call to religious life…
Each year, many women hear the call to serve God’s people in the religious life. In the Archdiocese of Denver nearly three dozen religious orders are represented. Religious orders holding vocation events in the near future are list below.
Little Sisters of the Poor
The Little Sisters of the Poor hold regular holy hours on the second Tuesday of the Month at Mullen Home from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. for those who are discerning God’s call. The evening consists of eucharistic Adoration, night prayer and Lectio Divina.
The sisters are also inviting single Catholic women to a special liturgy and luncheon set 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Jan. 31. The free event will highlight the vocation of women’s religious life within the Church. The day will include Mass, adoration, reconciliation and luncheon speaker, Father Thomas Carzon, O.M.V. Those wishing to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. by Jan. 29.
Mullen Home is located at 3629 W. 29th Ave. For more information, call Sister Carolyn, 303-594-7420 or e-mail email@example.com.
Benedictine Abbey of St. Walburga
The Abbey of St. Walburga is a community of Benedictine nuns located in northern Colorado. The abbey will be hosting a vocation retreat May 29-31 for women ages 19-35.More information about the abbey or the retreat may be obtained by calling Sister Immaculata Bertolli at 970-484-1887 or visit online at walburga.org. The abbey is located at 32109 N. U.S. Highway 287 in Virginia Dale, Colo.
Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of St. Cecilia
The Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of St. Cecilia/Nashville, Tenn., will host a vocation night 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24. The sisters are located at 1550 S. Vine St. in Denver. The evening will begin with vespers followed by dinner and a discussion of religious life. Those wishing to attend are asked to R.S.V.P to Sister Gertrude Blankenhagen at 303-777-3812.
Religious Sisters of Alma, Mich.
Religious Sisters of Alma, Mich., will conduct a one-day retreat on Feb. 21 at Mother Cabrini Shrine, 20189 Cabrini Blvd., in Golden for women interested in the religious life, and a vocation retreat weekend Sept. 25-27 at the same location. For more information, call Our Lady of Mercy Convent at 303-765-4592.
Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles are planning a retreat at their residence in Wheat Ridge at 4040 Pierce St. in February (exact date to be determined). Interested women are asked to call 303-422-6419.
The following religious orders and the many others located in the Denver Archdiocese would be happy to talk with any woman interested in the religious life. Women who want to know more about this vocation are encouraged to inquire.
Capuchin Poor Clare Sisters
Our Lady of Light Monastery
3325 Pecos St., Denver
Carmel of the Holy Spirit Monastery
6138 S. Gallup St., Littleton
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
1835 Franklin St., Denver