Cloistered Dominican Nuns Corpus Christi Monastery

Contemplative Life

Personal Prayer - Chosen the better part

God loved the world so much that He gave us His only begotten Son.   God whispers His love to us in so many ways.  Do we hear Him?  Silence and solitude breaks through our defenses and deafness so that we can truly hear God speaking to us.  God alone can satisfy the deep hunger of our souls so that we can pray with  deep faith, live the Gospel faithfully, care for the suffering and the poor and  speak out against injustice in all its forms.  In order to respond to this greatest desire of our hearts, we need to spend quiet time with God and to withdraw from the many distractions that place obstacles in our path which can close our minds, hearts, and ears to the truth and to hear what God wishes to tell us.

The call to Consecrated Life is a call that cannot be refused.  Listen deeply to the words of our beloved St. John Paul II:

Take heart young people!  Christ  is calling  you and the world awaits you!  Let yourselves be captured  by Him completely.

All is joy if God is near.

Prayer is a matchless opportunity.  Through  prayer people, things, problems and circumstances can be transformed.  Prayer has infinite power.

Those who embrace the consecrated life of a Dominican contemplative nun are set apart from the world so that they might pray for the world and the needs of the Church. Might God be calling you?  If you are a single, Catholic woman between the ages of 18 and 40, feel like God might be calling you to religious life, and wish to learn more about our life, or to register for our next “Come-And-See” Day (Saturday, Oct. 10th), we encourage you to contact our vocation directress, Sr. Joseph Marie, O.P. at


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