2019 Home for the Summer Program
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Rolling admission Process.
Application Deadline is April 15, 2020
Space is limited !
The “Home for the Summer” program is a Catholic summer household experience for women who are interested in discerning their vocation while living in community for 8 weeks.
This summer program is for women who are college age up to 27.
2020 Home for the Summer program begins June 13 and concludes August 15. It is located next to Holy Cross Parish in Minneapolis:
1621 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Daily life at the house will be filled with a rich life of prayer consisting of daily mass, a daily holy hour and praying the liturgy of the hours. Conveniently, there is an adoration chapel attached to the house. Women will pray their holy hour preceding morning or evening prayer depending on their work schedule. Women at the Bethany house will try to go to daily mass together or split into groups depending on work schedules, various times nearby are 6:45am, 8:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm.
On Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s there will be community dinners at 6pm. The women will switch off planning and cooking for these meals in pairs as well as host religious sisters for one of these meals every week, usually Thursday's.
Throughout the summer we will have a book study on discerning religious life by Sr. Clare Matthiass.
Because the home for the summer program is not beginning to live religious life now, the women will be encouraged to find work in the surrounding area to fill their time during the days. There will also be optional volunteer opportunities throughout the summer as well.
The home for the summer program will accept 5 to 9 women this summer.
The cost is $500 which covers includes rent, groceries and planned weekend excursions. Scholarships are available through the Serra Club.
Weekend trips planned from Friday evening through Sunday including camping, visiting the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lacrosse and visiting the Handmaids. There will be three community weekends scheduled during your Home for the Summer stay.
Women are encouraged to go home during the 4th of July weekend break.
The Household leader, will live at the house, coordinate the scheduling, do grocery shopping and meet regularly with each woman in the house.
Overall, the Home for the summer program will allow for a summer marked by joy and sisterhood as well as create the time and space for the Lord to guide you in your discernment.