Hi! Does anyone know of any Houses of Discernment out there for women discerning religious life? They are quite hard to come by. I’ve been searching for a long time … like months … and I’ve come up with very little.
There was one in St. Paul, MN and they are hoping to open up a new one, but they told me last time there were more young women interested in their own archdiocese than they could take.
I’ve heard of one in Philadelphia (actually two for women … one more centered on service to the community … the other on prayer and discernment) but I do not know if they are still going or if they take young women from outside the archdiocese either … and also, the priest who was in charge of them (another article), Fr. David Engo just started a new Franciscan community (there’s a comment there too with reference to these discernment houses) and is in the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese now. I am looking into it though.
Then I’ve come across a few others, but they’re for students at different colleges, like this one at the Univ of Michigan in Ann Arbor, St. Catherine House (scroll down)
So anyway, if any of you know of any others please post about them. I think this could be helpful to a lot of young women out there searching for places like these.