Join Us: Do I Have a Call to Religious Life

Have you ever wondered if you have a vocation to become a sister?

Wish you could Google the answer? Not so, of course. For most people, God's call is revealed through the ordinary experiences and people of our lives.

Are you called to become a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary?

Perhaps you are if . .

  • You are seeking a deeper relationship with God.
  • Prayer is important to you.
  • You want to give more of yourself to the service of God's people, especially those whose needs are greatest.
  • You want to live in community with women who share your commitment.
  • You are excited by the prospect of belonging to an international congregation of sisters who serve in the United States, Latin and South America, Europe, and Africa.
  • You have an inner sense, a nagging feeling that God might be calling you to religious life with the RSHM.

What To Do Now

Connect: Find a good mentor or spiritual director with whom you can talk.

Experience: Spend time with the sisters. Take advantage of prayer and retreat opportunities.

Serve: Look for opportunities to engage in service opportunities. Consider volunteering with the RSHM. 

Invitation: “Come and See” Weekend:
Is God calling you to love and serve others as a Religious Sister? Do you need a sacred and peaceful space to discern? Contact us about the possibility of joining the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary for a “Day of Prayer” in Tarrytown, New York or a “Come and See” Weekend at our beautiful and spacious Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor, New York. Please call or email Sr. Anna Maria Lionetti, RSHM  for more information.

More Questions?

Click here for a description of our Formation Program and Frequently Asked Questions

Contact: Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary Vocation Director

Vocation Awareness-California 

By e-mail:

Phone: (323) 887-8821 

Vocation Ministry-México

Sr. Virginia Garza
011-52 (777) 315-3775


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