Discernment OpportunitiesFind ways to discern your vocation
DISCERNMENT PROGRAMS: At the Catholic Center of Texas A&M University our sisters offer discernment programs which can help you on your journey through monthly meetings and spiritual direction. Click here to find out more about the program run by our sisters in Texas. Even if you are long-distance, we can find ways for you to participate or receive the formational content.
We also offer small group opportunities on Zoom for those who are long-distance. The group is comprised of women who are open to discerning religious life and who desire formation in discernment. Email the vocations director if you are interested in joining an online group.
Samuel Group is a discernment program that we brought from Italy to the United States. Several dioceses throughout the United States run this program. If you would like to see if there is a Samuel Group near you, please contact us.
A DAY IN THE LIFE: Visit the community or experience a day in the life of the AVI so you can see our ordinary life, how we live together, how we do apostolate. You will have the opportunity to sit down and talk with us, and more.
VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCES: These are geared to know more about us, our Charism, and the history of our community. These experiences are for any woman interested in discerning her call to religious life as an Apostle of the Interior Life. It will extend for a longer period of time so that the young woman can experience all four pillars of our Charism, visit with the sisters and begin her journey of discernment with us.
MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE: The vocation’s director may suggest that you spend some time getting to know us more through moving nearby and live as a missionary discerning our community. This experience can last from 6 months to a year. There is an opportunity to pray, experience community life, and do apostolate with the sisters while living with a host-family near our community. If one is confirmed in her journey from here then a deeper preparation to live in Rome begins with the study of Italian.
If you are interested in taking a step in your discernment and would like to get to know us more, please contact the vocation director at firstname.lastname@example.org
She will help you find the opportunity most suited for you at the nearest location to you.