Come and See 

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Come and See Weekend

A Come and See with the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament is a casual opportunity to visit the Sisters, pray, and learn more about the Sisters’ life.

Here’s what a Come and See Weekend is about.

1. Find vocational clarity. Many young women find a Come and See weekend very helpful in drawing closer to God and discerning their vocation in life. Whether this comes from spending silent time in front of the Blessed Sacrament or hearing advice from a Sister, you can gain a sense of direction and an openness to God's call... which leads to true happiness.

2. Experience Jesus' words. “Come and see” is what Jesus told two disciples who were following him. “And they said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which means Teacher), 'where are you staying?' He said to them, 'Come and see. They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day….” (John 1:37-41)

3. Shadow the Sisters. The weekend will offer many opportunities to learn about religious life. There will be lectures from the Sisters, time for prayer, discussion, a chance to "shadow the Sisters," a time to experience their daily life and community living, as well as time for recreation.

4. Meet others on the same journey. Maybe you've never known Sisters, or close Catholic friends with whom to share your faith journey. Get encouraged and energized by meeting other young Catholic women who are passionate about their faith, and are open to the possibility of giving everything to Christ through a religious vocation! 

5. Witness the joy of consecrated life. As our Holy Father Pope Francis said in his address to consecrated religious: "I want to say one word to you and this word is joy. Wherever consecrated people are, there is always joy!" Experience the joy and peace of a religious community and the Sisters who live there. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, return home to seek the will of God in your life!

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Come and See visits are held at:

Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
1355 W. 70th St.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Phone: 216-281-9304

If you have any questions or would just like to talk, email me at sisterjeanette@hotmail.com

Yours in Christ,
Sr. Jeanette Marie, HMSS
Vocation Director
Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament