Resources for older discerners or those with physical and developmental differences
For older discerners
Some places to turn for help:
1. The Community Search section of this website, filtered by age 45.
2. See the “Older vocations” article by Sister Julie Vieira, I.H.M. in the VISION Vocation Network’s Q&A: On Vocations section.
3. Some Benedictine women’s communities who may consider older candidates. (Note: Policies and contact information may change and VISION cannot guarantee these communities now consider older candidates. Check with the communities individually):
• St. Martin Monastery, Rapid City, SD 605-343-8011, firstname.lastname@example.org, Limit: 55.
• Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, AL, 256-734-2199, email@example.com. Limit: 50 but will make some exceptions.
• St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, MN, 218-723-6646, firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit: 50 but will make some exceptions.
• Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID, 208-962-5024, email@example.com. No age limit.
• Mother of God Monastery, Watertown, SD, 605- 822-6609, firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit: 60.
• Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Bristow, VA, 703-298-5337, email@example.com. Limit: 21 to “no cut-off age.”
• Benet Hill, Colorado Springs, CO, 719-