Hello and welcome.
Have you ever felt the question come into your
heart, "Is God calling me to serve Him in religious
So much is involved in finding the answer to this
question. And the search for an answer is a challenging and difficult
time. There often is, most naturally, great resistance and fear.
If you find the answer is yes, your entire life will change. It
isn't something done lightly - to change one's entire life.
But as you search for the answer to your question,
you must keep in mind Pope Benedict XVI's words ... "Do not
be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and He gives you everything.
When we give ourselves to Him, we receive a hundred-fold in return."
Is this really true? Ask our sisters!
And as you search, pray fervently. Ask Him if He
is calling you, and listen to His response. Kneel before His presence
in the Blessed Sacrament, and open your heart to His will. It takes
time. It takes faith. But, most importantly, it takes a willingness
to truly open your heart to His will.
I am here to help you as best I can. I would be
delighted to hear from you, and to try to answer your questions
about religious life in general, and what it means to be a Dominican
Sister of Hawthorne.
Our web site will provide you with detailed information
about our Community. If you find you are interested in our Community,
or if you have questions about us, please contact me. I will do
all that I can to answer your questions, and to assist you in your
discernment. Call me or e-mail me at anytime. If you leave a message,
I will usually call you back within a few hours.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Sr. Alma Marie
You Exploring Your Religious Vocation?
Eucharistic Adoration and Discernment -
I am the bread of life.
No one who comes to me will ever hunger;
no one who believes in me will ever thirst.
Prayer is key if you are to hear, and open your
heart to God’s call. Your time spent in deep communion with
Our Lord before the Eucharist will help you understand what He is
asking of you.
Women who are exploring their religious vocation are welcome to
attend our First Friday Eucharistic Adoration at our Motherhouse
- Rosary Hill Home, in Hawthorne, New York, or at any of our other
homes. Please call the numbers listed below for the schedule.
For additional information, call Sr. Alma Marie
at 914.769.0114, or
Rosary Hill Home
600 Linda Avenue
Hawthorne, New York 10532
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home
760 Pollard Boulevard
S.W. Atlanta, GA 30315
Sacred Heart Home
1315 West Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140