Monastic Experience Weekend at Santa Rita Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3

Thinking about becoming a Sister?  Wondering if the contemplative life might be where God is calling you? Come take a closer look at Trappist Cistercian monastic life at the next Monastic Experience Weekend at Santa Rita Abbey, Sonoita, Arizona.

Friday, August 31–Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day weekend)

Stay in our retreat house with other women considering a call, participate in the Divine Office (a.k.a. Liturgy of the Hours) and the Eucharist, enjoy conferences by Sisters with time for questions, experience monastic work, with plenty of free time for personal prayer and reflection, and the opportunity to talk one on one with a one of our Sisters.

These weekends are open to single, Catholic women, without dependents, ages 21 – 40. There is no fee for the weekend.
For more information, visit our website To apply, fill out the contact form on our vocation page at, or email Mother Victoria at, or call the monastery at 520-455-5595.