Are you a woman who is looking for meaningful and enriching work experiences? Pursuing your education, but are in desperate need of a break from the books? Contemplating religious life, but would like to see what living in a Monastic community is like first?
The Residential Volunteer Program provides single women (55 and under) with several opportunities to share in the religious life, prayer, and ministries of the Monastery. While at the Monastery, volunteers are given their own, private rooms and a small monthly stipend. Volunteers are also invited to join the Sisters for meals, daily Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, and other daily activities.
Upon coming to the Monastery, the volunteer will receive an official welcome and blessing ceremony with the Sisters. There is also a brief orientation where the volunteer learns more about the Sacred Heart Community. After these steps are concluded, the volunteer can enter into the Benedictine balance of ‘Ora et Labora’ – prayer and work.