Many religious orders host discernment events such as retreats or 'come and see' days. These are an excellent opportunity to meet members of those communities and to get a feel for what life in that community is like.
In the Diocese of Westminster:
Monastic Experience Weekends with the Benedictines
An opportunity for men (18-45) interested in the consecrated life to spend time wth other enquirers, and to have a taste of Benedictine life.
Sacred Triduum: 24-27 March 2016
Centred on Christ: 29-31 October 2016
Praying the Gospel: 17-19 February 2017
Location: Ealing Abbey, Charlbury Grove, London W5 2DY
Contact: Dom Dominic Taylor on 020 8862 2100 or email email@example.com.
Come and See Easter Triduum with the Religious of the Assumption
Single women considering a call to religious life are invited to join the sisters for three days of silent retreat in preparation for Easter. Share in our liturgies, silence and simple meals together.
24 March (evening) – 27 March (after 10am mass) For those unable to come on the Wednesday, it is possible to arrive on the Thursday.
Location: Convent of the Assumption, 20 Kensington Square, London W8 5HH
Contact: Sr Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monastic Afternoons at Tyburn Convent
Join the Benedictine Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre every first Sunday of the month for the afternoon (2-5pm). This includes a video on their monastic life, a talk on martyrs, a cup of tea and concludes with Vespers at 4.30pm.