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Vocations - Benedictine Sisters

Vocations … Come and See

Are you discerning a vocation to the religious life? We love helping others explore their vocations. Come discern with us! The Sisters of the Sacred Heart Monastery are a religious community of Catholic women under the Benedictine Order. Discern your vocation and see what it’s like to be a Catholic sister at one of our upcoming discernment events!

Image of St. Scholastica with the words Pray, Listen, Discern" with Discernment Retreats along the bottom

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Let’s talk about vocations! On a discernment retreat with the Yankton Benedictines, you’ll learn about how to find your calling and our way of life, as well as have some time for quiet reflection on the grounds of our serene and picturesque monastery. Find out more about our vocations retreats here.

This retreat provided an opportunity for me step back and see how God has been working in my life. My eyes were opened to the ways he shows his unending love, and I was able to see how I need to trust in God’s plans for me with a childlike faith again.

Paige Cordell

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It was nice to take a break from the chaos life brings. The moments of silent reflection after a discussion were my favorite. I enjoyed being able to think about where I’m at with God without constantly having the typical distractions of “do I need to be somewhere right now?” or “did I forget to do something?”

Kimberly Schneider

Vocations – Exploring the call to religious 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 the 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

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Sister Carmella Luke

Sister Carmella Luke

Vocation Director

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So we may journey with you

Now offering a new enewsletter Real Talk

As once discerners of our own vocations, we understand the desire and yearning for authentic community and resources — and if possible, a little less searching. So we brainstormed and created Real Talk. This newsletter is for YOU. The general topics will include a resource for enlightenment into the religious life in “Ask A Sister,” tips and tricks from us in “Holy Leisure,” and a section called “You asked, we answered.”  We share our advice on various topics, as well as videos, calendar of events, and guest writers. Oh, and some beautiful quotes sprinkled throughout!

Vocations — Join us!

Find out what it takes to be ONE HEART in loving Jesus, your Sisters, and the world.

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Come and explore our incredible setting as a Resident Volunteer!

Benedictine Sisters
Sacred Heart Monastery
1005 W. 8th St.
Yankton, SD 57078
605-668-6000

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