Guadalupe House serves

+ as a discernment house for religious or lay vocations.

 + a supportive home for those making serious life decisions 

+ a community in which to discern religious vocation, marriage, or single life.

+ a peaceful environment to explore or undertake career or schooling options.

+ a joyful and prayerful Catholic community for able bodied men 18 years of age and older.

+ the final step before entering the propaedeutic stage mandated by the Vatican for men who are seeking to enter religious life or the seminary. "This stage is intended to build a solid foundation in human and spiritual formation, including more intensive vocational discernment, before entering seminary" (Program of Priestly Formation).

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What are you seeking?

Trying to figure out your future? 
Are you seeking peace?
Have you asked where God wants you?
 
God has the answers to these questions. Guadalupe House may help you to discover them. 

Is your world supportive?

Today's noisy and distracting world makes it difficult to hear God's voice.

 

Maybe your friends and even your family are paying little or no attention to the spiritual life.

 

Many no longer believe that God exists or, if He does exist, that He cares.

 

Guadalupe House can help you set aside time to listen, while living in community with your brothers. You will discover your next step.

What is a Vocation? 

God gives each of us a mission which will bring us to the greatest holiness and joy. This is called our vocation, which involves every aspect of our life.

Sometimes one vocation leads to another. When we are not sure of our vocation or mission, when our life's direction is unclear, we are in a period of life discernment.

What is a Discernment House?

 A discernment house is a home whose residents are exploring various life paths as they prayerfully discover the direction to which God is leading. 

 

Guadalupe House does this by providing:

  1. a supportive, Catholic environment

  2. a lifestyle of simplicity, prayer, and fellowship

  3. a house parent to offer direction and encouragement

 

How can Guadalupe House help me? 
  • Minimizes the noise and distraction of today’s world

  • Provides an environment for contemplation and spiritual growth

  • Gives rise to an engaging, Catholic community 

  • Encourages residents to surrender to the will of God, and clears a path toward their vocation

 

What is vocation discernment?

God works through various means (prayer life, community life, work, etc.) to guide us to the life He has in store. Discernment is guided entirely by the Holy Spirit.  Guadalupe House enables you to give God time, attention, and space in your life. He will show you what your next step should be.

Guadalupe House

Guadalupe House has

8 bedrooms

dining room

kitchen and 2 kitchenettes

laundry room (2 washers and 2 dryers)

3 and 1/2 baths

workshop

parlor

house chapel

house parent's office

game room

sitting room/ library

Guadalupe House is currently under reconstruction from severe water damage. Please consult this page for progress.  Residents are temporarily housed in a nearby home until reconstruction is complete. Applications for residency are being accepted.

See also our general website which also includes information on Annunciation House at www.VocationDiscernmentHouse.com

Information on the Confraternity of Penitents, which owns and operates both houses, is at  www.penitents.org