1. Contact A young woman who wishes to discern a possible vocation with the Marianist Sisters on a deeper level can apply to become a “contact.” A contact makes a commitment to establish an ongoing relationship with the sisters in a particular community by sharing meals and prayer with the community and by meeting occasionally with one of the sisters to discuss her discernment. In addition, contacts are invited to special celebrations, retreats, and other discernment opportunities.
In response to someone’s request to become a contact, the sisters also make a commitment to support her with prayers, presence and friendship. They also commit to including the contact in various activities to enable the contact to get to know the sisters better.
Contacts with the Marianist Sisters do not typically live in community. Contacts are always welcome, however, to spend a weekend or a week or two in a “live-in” experience. There are no limits for how long a person can be a contact.