Upcoming Vocations Events


Campus Ministry occasionally hosts different orders for come and see events on campus.  Email Vanessa to be added to an email list to be alerted of these events.


The Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus

The Handmaids are hosting a Come and See Discernment Retreat from October 17th-19th for single Catholic women ages 20-30.


Miryam Dinner

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Archbishop Nienstedt  will be hosting the next Miryam Dinner on Tuesday, October 28  at 6 p.m. at his residence.  Religious sisters will be present to share their vocation testimonies with women, ages 16 – 35, who would like to attend.  It is typical for women discerners to be accompanied by their pastor, religious sister or campus minister. 

Please respond to the Vocation Office before October 24, by calling 651.962.6890 or emailing patty.mcquillan@stthomas.edu if you would like to register to attend. 


Operation Andrew Dinner 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Archbishop Nienstedt  will be hosting the next Operation Andrew Dinner  on Tuesday, November 4  at 6 p.m. at his residence.  Operation Andrew, a program sponsored by the Office of Vocations, is an opportunity for men, ages 16 – 35, who are discerning their vocation and would like to learn more about the priesthood and religious life.  The dinner event includes time where they can hear vocation testimonials on priesthood and the religious life.   It is typical for a Pastor, Religious Brother or Youth Minister to accompany discerning men to this event. 

Please respond to the Vocation Office before October 30, by calling 651.962.6890 or emailing patty.mcquillan@stthomas.edu if you would like to register to attend. 


Various Orders

Visiting Women's Religious Communities

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Visit four different religious communities to meet, learn, share meals, and pray with Catholic Sisters. We will visit local communities of Benedictines, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Visitation Sisters, and Sisters of St. Joseph. Carpooling will be arranged.

This event is free; the day is a gift to participants.

For more information or to register, contact Jill Underdahl, CSJ, at junderdahl@csjstpaul.org or call 651-696-2873.

Attached is the information in print and here is a link to information as well: http://www.csjstpaul.org/celeste_visiting_womens_communities.aspx


‌Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
Manitowoc, WI

How do you meet a Franciscan Sister?

First, if you are a single, Catholic women between the ages of 18-30 considering what you are ‘called to be’, we are open to planning with you and any of your companions. Let us know what date(s) works for you. Click here or call/text Sister Julie Ann at 920.323.9632.

Second, consider these options:

Franciscan Silent Retreats

Join smaller groups of our Franciscan Sisters during their yearly silent retreat at our Motherhouse, 2409 S. Alverno Rd Manitowoc, WI. Expect to attend conferences, have personal prayer time, while having some moments to learn and share with others of our Sisters not on retreat. We hope to offer an opportunity of discernment of our life of prayer, community life and ministry. Note: Retreat begins at 7 p.m. and concludes on the closing day by 12:30 p.m.

Franciscan Sister Shadowing

Are you desiring to follow a Sister for a day to see what her life is like? We invite you to click here and let us know what day(s) works for you.

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse
Holy Family Convent
Manitowoc, WI 54220


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