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April 2024 Vocational Discernment Retreat

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - April 14 @ 2:30 pm

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April 13 – 14, 2024

The Sisters invite you to join them on a spiritual retreat that includes Holy Mass, Divine Office, Rosary and the opportunity to enjoy time with the Sisters. You will hear conferences given about Mary and the Eucharist, as well as on the specific theme of the retreat. Please note: Vocational Discernment Retreats are for young women between the ages of 16 (high school juniors) and 30.

So what are the vocation retreats really like?

Why do so many young women, often numbering well over a hundred, come for a twenty-four hour retreat? What is it that attracts them from all parts of the United States and Canada? For each young woman, the answer is different and the experience unique.

The following are a few glimpses of the retreats in the words of the young women who have experienced the retreats themselves:

“…I have to say that your retreat was more intense than any retreat I’ve ever gone on….”

“…you and your sisters are such a blessing and amazing example of purity and beautiful femininity, I can’t tell you what a joy it is for me to see you!…”

“I just want to tell you how much fun I had on your retreat and that if I do have a vocation to be a Sister, I think I would be a Sister of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist…”

What to Bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Rosary
  • Small ($3-5) gift, wrapped in newspaper for a game at Recreation
  • The most important item: A wide open heart for Jesus and Mary to fill!
Arrive by 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the retreat.
Leave after lunch on Sunday (around 3:00 p.m.)

Cost: Nonrefundable $35 registration fee. Please pay online using the form below. To pay by check or cash, please contact vocations@sistersofmary.org

Important Note Regarding Travel:

Important Note Regarding Travel (Read Carefully!):

If you are flying in, please plan to arrive on Friday and leave on Sunday into/out of Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

We provide transportation from the airport on Fridays and back to the airport on Sundays with flights landing and departing between these hours.

  • Friday – 10:00 a.m. till 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundayafter 4:30 p.m.


Friday pick-up:

  • We are unable to provide transportation for flights arriving after 7:30pm
  • If you arrive after 7:30pm you are responsible for your own transportation to the school.  (If you choose to arrive on Saturday, you are also responsible for your own transportation to the retreat.)
  • Do not arrive to the school later than 10:00pm.

Sunday drop-off:

  • If need to leave earlier than the times provided or before the retreat ends, you are responsible for your own transportation to the airport.

Please provide this information at least one week before the retreat. Contact dsmmecommunications@sistersofmary.org for questions regarding flights.


April 13 @ 2:00 pm
April 14 @ 2:30 pm
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Spiritus Sanctus Academy
4101 E. Joy Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105
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