Discernment OpportunitiesFind ways to discern your vocation
DISCERNMENT PROGRAMS: At the Catholic Centers of the Universities of Kansas and Texas A & M 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 Kansas and click here to learn more about the program in Texas. Even if you are long-distance, we can find ways for you to participate or receive the formational content.
DISCERNMENT RETREATS: “Heart of Mary Retreat” – April 1st-3rd, 2022 – Cedarbrake Retreat Center in Belton, TX. Led by the Apostles of the Interior Life and Austin Diocese Vocation’s Office.
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.
VOLUNTEER YEAR: The vocation’s director may suggest that you spend some time getting to know us more through moving nearby to volunteer for our community. It is for women that are open to a call to consecrated life, they have seen the Apostles of the Interior Life Charism and it has moved something in their heart in some way. The ordinary day mirrors the life of an AVI sister. There is an opportunity to study, do apostolate with the AVI sisters on campus and work on AVI programs while living with a host-family near one of our local communities.
IN RESIDENCE EXPERIENCE: These are week long experiences. You will be able to live in one of our communities and participate in our life. This opportunity is extended only after a specific journey of discernment with the vocation director an a pivotal step towards the application process.
If you are interested in any of these experiences 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.