If you want to discover your vocation to Carmel you are invited to Recollection Days and vocation retreats.

Weekend Recollection Days
They take place in Czerna, Lublin, Cracow, Przemysl. The participants join the monastery’s daily schedule through common prayers, meals and the Holy Mass. During Recollection Days we offer praying together, conferences, individual talk. In Carmel silence and solitude are important, therefore we offer you a stay in an individual cell and an atmosphere suitable for prayer and being alone with God.
Recollection Days start at 4 p.m. on Friday and finish about 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The participants of Recollection Days are kindly asked to make a voluntary donation to the community.

Vocation retreats
Vocation retreats is the time of discerning one’s vocation. During the retreats we are guided mostly by the Eucharist, interior prayer, adoration and reciting the breviary together. Silence is an important part of that time, but we mustn’t forget about shared meals, meetings and an exchange of experiences. We can also learn what Carmelite spirituality is and ask questions that we have carried about and considered for a long time. Vocation retreats take place in Czerna.

Conditions of participation

  • age 17-35
  • sending an application form
  • short information about yourself (basic information, paths of your vocation
    search, chaplaincies, communities you belonged to etc.)
  • expense: you may make a voluntary donation to the monastery
  • apart from personal things you need to take the Bible, a rosary, footwear change,
    something to make notes in/with



Recollection days in a male group in 2018:

  • 12 – 14.01 Czerna
  • 26 – 28.01 Wadowice
  • 9 – 11.02 Lublin
  • 9 – 11.03 Czerna
  • 13 – 15.04 Czerna
  • 4 – 6.05 Czerna
  • 1 – 3.06 Czerna
  • 28 – 30.09 Czerna
  • 2 – 4.11 Czerna
  • 7 – 9.12 Czerna

Vocation Retreats 2018:

  • 24.08 – 28.08 Czerna

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