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“Do you want to belong entirely to God? . . . One must desire to belong to no one else but God, and everything else follows. To live a contemplative life is nothing else but this intimacy extended to all our activities” (Mother Cécile Bruyère, first abbess of Sainte-Cécile of Solesmes).
It is necessary that a woman wishing to join the family of the monastery be truly seeking God (Rule of St. Benedict 58:7) with an open and responsive heart. Each vocation is studied individually with the greatest care and respect and tested over a long period of time. Candidates should be under the age of 40. It takes at least nine years to be admitted to solemn or perpetual profession:
Click here to read an article published in the June 2014 edition of the Vermont Catholic magazine about two of our nuns, Sister Elizabeth Rose and Sister Angelica Marie, making their solemn profession.
Click here to read an article published in the May 2011 edition of the Vermont Catholic magazine about Sister Elizabeth Rose making her temporary vows.
Click here to read an article published in the February 2011 edition of the Vermont Catholic magazine about Sister Angelica Marie making her temporary vows.
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