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Is God calling you to the cloistered, contemplative life of a Visitandine?

General Requirements:  Catholic woman, single or widowed, 18-45 years of age (older vocations considered exceptionally), reasonable health, emotional maturity, freedom from financial obligations.


We do allow young girls and women who feel they may have a vocation to our way of life, to come and make a retreat within the enclosure. The retreatant lives in the Novitiate Dormitory and follows the novitiate schedule of prayer, study, work and recreation with the novitiate sisters. A letter of recommendation from a qualified person (Spiritual director, pastor, priest, religious — someone who knows the retreatant well enough to do this) is required before she is accepted to make a retreat.


Daily Schedule

6:00 am Meditation   
7:00   Holy Mass
8:30   Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)
9:00   Work period
10:30   Office of Readings
11:15   Dinner
1:00  pm Midday Prayer/Examen
Rest period
2:00   Work period/Novitiate classes
Spiritual Reading
4:45   Evening Prayer followed by
6:00   Supper
8:15   Night Prayer/Examen
Great Silence begins

Community of the Sisters of the Visitation
 For more information:

 Vocation Directress
 Monastery of the Visitation
 1745 Parkside Blvd.
 Toledo, Ohio 43607-1599

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