Seeking His Heart

Come if you love

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!

Veni Si Amas spring 2023

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the number of spaces are limited and additional precautions may remain in place.

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, 2023.

Online Registration

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


Not able to make it in March?  Our next Veni Si Amas will take place October 2023!

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~ Come if You Love ~ (Veni Si Amas)

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.