Seeking His Heart

Come if you love
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Join us for our next retreat October 25-27, 2024

What is religious life and how does one begin to discern it?

If these questions have crossed your mind or have piqued your interest, then come join us for a weekend of prayer, talks, and encountering the Lord through the charism of Merciful Love!

All single Catholic women between the ages of 18-30 are invited to join us for a discernment weekend October 25-27, 2024 or March 7-9, 2025.

More information and registration can be found below:

Register here!

Vocation Retreats and Visits

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Veni Si Amas Discernment Retreats:  We host vocational discernment retreats at St. Francis Convent throughout the year.  These weekends include talks on discernment and religious life, time in prayer with our Lord, as well as many opportunities to meet, share and pray with our Sisters.  If you are 18-30 years old, you are invited!

Where: St. Francis Convent, Alton, IL

When: Friday at 7:00pm to Sunday at 9:00am

Cost: $20 suggested donation


Register below by February 27, 2024

Online Registration

Feel free to email Sr. M. Karolyn with questions.

Not able to make it in October?  Our next Veni Si Amas will take place in Spring 2024!

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Come if You Love (Veni Si Amas)

The story of Anna, who admired religious sisters as a young girl. Through prayer and discernment, she answered God's call and fulfilled her vocation to be just like those sisters!

Individual and Group Visits: 

Contact Sister M. Karolyn to schedule a visit. 

If you are interested in knowing more about our Community, we invite you to complete the Vocational Inquiry.