Vocations

Exploring the call to religious life

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.

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

“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 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.

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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. 

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, 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. 

Sister Carmella Luke 
Vocation Director

Email: shmyankton.vocationdirector@gmail.com
Call: 605-668-6092
or use the contact form

Vocations Contact