‘Come and See’ the Sisters of Providence
“It was a great way to get to know people and prayerfully explore where I was at that point in my life,” Sister Emily TeKolste said.
Sister Emily took part in her first Come and See Weekend Retreat with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, two years before entering the Congregation. She said the experience was well worth it.
“I felt like I connected really well with the sisters even though I came away from the retreat thinking it wasn’t right at the time,” she said. “But to be honest, I walked in and was immediately overcome with awkwardness. I wondered what I had gotten myself into.”
Sister Emily said she had two memorable experiences with other sisters during the weekend that left a lasting impression on her. The two sisters made her feel like she was part of the community.
“I’m grateful for those experiences because they helped me to realize both gradually and through moments of clarity what my next steps needed to be,” she said, “and I was able to build the relationships that formed the foundation for when I finally did enter community.”
What are you looking for? Come and see if God might be calling you to a life full of joy as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
The Sisters of Providence Come and See Weekend Retreat will take place Oct. 26-28 at spirit-filled Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Spend time with sisters in prayer, ask our younger sisters any questions you may have and get to know our foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin all while exploring where God may be calling you.
The retreat is free and is for single, Catholic women ages 18-42.
Learn more or register at ComeandSee.SistersofProvidence.org.