Exploring the call to religions life

The call to religious life is unique for each and every person, and we want to walk along this journey with you. Consider your vocation to religious life by exploring the Yankton Benedictines!

Come discern with us! We love helping others explore their vocations. The Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery are a religious community of Catholic women following the rule of St. Benedict.

What, dear sisters, is more delightful than this voice of the Lord calling to us?  See how the Lord in his love shows us the way of life.
RB Prologue:19 – 20

Immerse yourself in a Discernment Retreat

Learn about Benedictine life and our religious order while enjoying a peaceful getaway to recharge and connect with God. Discernment retreats with the Yankton Benedictines allow you to get a taste for monastic life while offering opportunities for contemplative prayer and vocational discernment.

Consider the religious life | Deepen your prayer life | Seek guidance in your discernment

To register and for more information contact S. Carmella Luke or call her office at 605.668.6092. New Retreat Brochure listed: Exploring Religious Life: Listening in Context. To learn more about future discernment retreats head over to the Upcoming Events page.

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Other Discernment Opportunities

Come and See

Could God be calling you to religious life? Have you ever been curious what Sisters do all day? Have you ever just wanted to visit a place where Sisters live? If any of these questions are ones you’ve asked yourself, consider coming for a Come and See Weekend or a Monastic Experience. On a Come and See weekend, you will have a chance to visit with Sisters, join them in prayer, and in social activities. What to bring? Comfortable clothes and clothes appropriate for church.

Residential Volunteer

 Come join the Sisters’ work by volunteering in the bakery, sacristy, gift shop, and more! Volunteers are provided with room and board and a stipend – read more here .

Yankton Benedictines One heart one soul square

Monastic Experience

A Monastic Experience is a little more in depth. It is usually a week long. During this time, a woman has a chance to join more deeply in the prayer and life of the monastery.  For the mornings, she can join in various works around the monastery. In the afternoons she has small classes on monastic life, prayer, and the history of the monastery. In the evenings, she has a chance to visit with different Sisters. What to bring? Comfortable clothes, some clothes to possibly work in the garden, and clothes appropriate for church.

Sister Carmella Luke

Vocations Director

Email: shmyankton.vocationdirector@gmail.com

Phone: (605) 668 – 6092

Address: 1005 W 8th Street Yankton, SD 57078