Come & See Retreats

For more information, please fill out the Vocations Inquiry Form and indicate interest in the Come & See Retreat, and we will be in touch with you.

Dates for 2017-2018 Come & See Retreats will be posted when available.

Discernment Retreat

For more information, please fill out the Vocations Inquiry Form and indicate interest in the Discernment Retreat, and we will be in touch with you.

2017 Discernment Retreat:

  • May 26-29, 2017
Pilgimage to Lourdes, Spain & Fatima – May 15-24, 2017

Join four Sisters of Life and FOCUS missions for this pilgrimage to Lourdes, Spain (including Loyola & Avila) & Fatima in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s apparitions at Fatima.  Pilgrimage is open to any young woman ages 18-30.  Apply online at or email the Sisters of Life at for more information.  **Application deadline is February 14, 2017**

The Source – Toronto*
Join us for a Eucharistic Holy Hour
with music led by the Sisters
7-8 p.m. Holy Hour (Confessions Available)
8-9 p.m. Social

Thursday Evenings:
April 27, 2017
May 25, 2017

*New location this year!
St. Peter’s Church
840 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON Canada M5R 3G1
(across from Bathurst Subway)

For more information: 416.463.2722

The Source Toronto

“Jesus is the source; It is from him that divine life in man finds its beginning. To have this life, we need only to approach him and remain in him. All of us wish to drink from the divine Heart, which is the source of life and holiness.”
~ Pope St. John Paul II

World Youth Day Unite – Washington, D.C.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | John Paul II Shrine, Washington, D.C.

World Youth Day UniteJoin youth and young adults who participated in World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, to continue the pilgrimage experience. Whether you were present in Krakow or not, you are invited to this series of free events that will bring together powerful catechesis, music, and prayer with ready access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

WYD alumni who attend will be able to pass the WYD experience forward to their peers and friends in order that a new generation of young people may continue the journey, this pilgrimage of faith, with the saint who first dreamed of the WYD experience, Saint John Paul II.

WYD Unite Events will be held at the John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C.:

  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Saturday before Palm Sunday
  • Weekend of July 21-July 23, 2017 – World Youth Day Summer Reunion

Please visit the John Paul II Shrine website for more details and to register.

Aggiornamento Lecture at CSU – Denver, Colorado
March 22, 2017 | Lory Student Center, Colorado State University

The Aggiornamento Institute is hosting our very own Sr. Bethany Madonna! This lecture is part of the on-campus lecture series, and will be from 7-8:30pm. Please see the St. John XXIII website for more information.

Shine: Social Ministry Summit – Richmond, Virginia
April 1, 2017 | Cultural Arts Center at Glenn Allen, Glen Allen, VA

We invite you to join us for the Shine: Social Ministry Summit in the Diocese of Richmond, VA! This Summit invites ​you ​to ​enter ​more ​deeply ​into ​the ​heart ​of ​the ​Gospel by engaging in works of mercy while ​serving ​the ​Lord ​and ​the ​’least ​of ​His ​brethren.’ The event includes workshops offered in multiple areas of social ministry (one of our Sisters will be speaking on the dignity of the human person), Mass and Adoration. To register, visit the Shine Summit website.

Theology of the Body Seminar – London, England
April 19, 2017 | St Patrick’s Church Conference Centre, London, England

Join us for the Formed For Love: Theology of the Body Seminar in London, England! This Seminar is an opportunity for educators to receive rich teaching from leading experts in academia and classroom practice on how to approach even the most challenging topics of our day, such as same-sex marriage and transgenderism. It will offer practical resources and experienced sharing about how to communicate a holistic understanding of what it means to be human. Our Sisters will be speaking on creating a culture of life. Please register at the Seminar Website.

Source and Summit Retreat – Fort Worth, Texas
April 21-23, 2017 | Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth, TX

Our Sisters will be speaking at this high school Eucharistic centered retreat, being held in Fort Worth, TX over the Divine Mercy weekend. Please come and join us! For more information, visit the Source and Summit Retreat website.

Shepherd’s Café – Dallas, Texas
April 22, 2017 | Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Farmers Branch, TX

The Shepherd’s Café is celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary with their annual Vocation Night for young adults. Join us, along with Diocesan Priests and several different Religious Orders from all over for a holy and fun night! Our Sisters will be sharing  about their own vocation stories. For more information, visit The Shepherds Café website.

Called By Name Retreat – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
April 30, 2017 | Pittsburgh, PA

Called By Name is an evening for high school students and youth ministers exploring our universal call to holiness. Our Sister will be giving a keynote address at this retreat, as well as sharing her vocation story. For more information, visit the Diocese of Pittsburgh Young Adult Ministry Website.

The Portsmouth Institute for Faith & Culture – Portsmouth, Rhode Island
June 10-12, 2017 | Portsmouth Abbey, Portsmouth, RI

The Portsmouth Institute’s 2017 Summer Conference will address the theme “Being Human: Christian Perspectives on the Human Person.” This conference will discuss Christian anthropology from both scholarly and evangelistic perspectives. Our Sisters will be giving a keynote address on the dignity of life and what it means to be human. To register please visit the Conference Website.

Café Catholica – Houston, Texas
July 31, 2017 | St. Simon and Jude Parish, The Woodlands, TX

Café Catholica is an annual summer series for Young Adults sponsored by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Join us on Monday, July 31st for Mass, dinner, and a talk given by one of our Sisters on the sanctity of life! For more information, visit the Café Catholica website.

Formation Summit Conference – California
November 6-8, 2017 | San Juan Capistrano, CA

The Formation Summit is a conference for Catholic high school administrators, teachers, and campus ministers. The Summit seeks to encourage and sustain Catholic identity and faithfulness to Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Church in Catholic high schools. Our Sisters will be present and speaking about ministering to a wounded culture. To register, please visit the Formation Summit website.