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Are you contemplating next steps on your journey? Do you want to experience life in community, learn more about prayer, serve others, and take monastic values back into “the world”?
Join the Sisters of Saint John the Divine for an 11-month travel adventure as we follow Jesus on the road of prayer, community, learning, service, and creative enjoyment.
We invite women age 21 and up to explore an expression of contemporary monasticism rooted in the Anglican tradition. Companions will develop a rhythm of life including public and private prayer, engage in service to others, and learn to live in intentional community.
In addition they will:
● cultivate an appreciation for countercultural
values while growing in peace
● deepen their rootedness and spiritual
intimacy, with God and each other in
● discover a personal path to spiritual
growth and transformation
● discern individual gifts and vocation
Room and board are provided, and and Companions, in turn, use their gifts to share in the work of the Sisterhood’s ministry. They also have a weekly day off, free time each day, two retreats during the year, and vacation time after New Year’s and Easter.
A Love of Prayer
Learn to pray alongside a community steeped in a life of personal prayer as well as the daily rhythm of communal prayer in chapel.
A Commitment to Work
Practice the presence of God while participating in work that supports the Sisterhood’s ministry and other forms of service inside and outside the Convent.
A Lifetime of Study
Grow in wisdom and knowledge through spiritual formation courses offered by the Sisterhood.
Deadline for 2019-2020 Cohort
Applications may be submitted any time, and successful candidates will be notified in a timely manner. The deadline for all application materials is June 15, 2019. However, applications are processed as received so those who are interested should inquire early.