Resources for older discerners or those with physical and developmental differences

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Older people discerning a vocation to religious life

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, srmarywegher@yahoo.com, Limit: 55.
• Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, AL, 256-734-2199, vocations@shmon.org. Limit: 50 but will make some exceptions.
• St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, MN, 218-723-6646, vocations@duluthosb.org. Limit: 50 but will make some exceptions.
• Monastery of St. G