Immerse yourself in a Discernment Retreat
Learn about Benedictine life and our religious community while enjoying a peaceful getaway to 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 monastic 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. To learn more about future discernment retreats head over to the Upcoming Events page.
Other Discernment Opportunities
Come and See
Could God be calling you to religious life? Have you ever been curious about what Sisters do all day? Have you ever just wanted to visit a place where Sisters live? If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, consider a ‘Come and See Weekend’ or a ‘Monastic Experience’. You will have a chance to visit with Sisters and join them in prayer and social activities.
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 .
A Monastic Experience is a little more in-depth, usually a week long. During this time, you have a chance to join more deeply in the prayer and life of the monastery. Each morning, you can join in various works around the monastery. In the afternoons, you have classes on monastic life, prayer, and the history of our monastery. At night, there is time to sit and visit with different Sisters.