What is leading you to discern a vocation to this way of life?
The sisters of Redwoods describe monastic life and their call in this video.
And you may enjoy reading more about our life at our vocation blog.
This is an opportunity to listen deeply for God's voice as you experience the richness of monastic life: silence, the beauty of nature, private and communal prayer, and meditation. Sisters will be available to guide discernment.
The schedule includes participation in the monastic hours of prayer, Eucharist, and meditation with the sisters in the monastic choir. There will be conferences on prayer and monastic spirituality as well as time for hikes in our old growth redwood forests as weather and time permit. Meals will be taken with the sisters and lodging is in the Guest House. Some time for manual labor may also be included.
Click here to download a schedule from last year's event
For more information contact Sr Suzanne, firstname.lastname@example.org
"I have ascended to the highest in me, and look! The Lord is towering above that. In my curiosity I have descended to explore my lowest depths, yet I found God even deeper. If I looked outside myself, I saw God stretching beyond the furthest I could see; and if I looked within, God was yet further within. Then I knew the truth of what I had read, ’In God we live and move and have our being.’"
Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian, 12th Century
18104 Briceland Thorn Rd.
Whitethorn CA 95589
To reach a true awareness of God as well as ourselves, we have to renounce our selfish and limited self and enter into a whole new kind of existence, discovering an inner center of motivation and love which makes us see ourselves and everything else in an entirely new light.
Thomas Merton, Cistercian Author of 20th Century