Annunciation 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 women 18 years of age and older.
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. Annunciation 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.
Annunciation 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.
Annunciation House does this by providing:
a supportive, Catholic environment
a lifestyle of simplicity, prayer, and fellowship
a house parent to offer direction and encouragement
How can Annunciation 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.
Annunciation House has:
large kitchen with two stoves, two refrigerators, dishwasher
laundry room (2 washers and 2 dryers)
Bathroom and showers on each of 3 floors
house chapel and exterior chapel
house parent's office
yard with privacy fence
Annunciation House is across the parking lot from St. Andrew's Church and the convent of the Poor Sisters of Saint Clare.
See also our general website which also includes information on Guadalupe Men's House at www.VocationDiscernmentHouse.com Information on the Confraternity of Penitents, which owns and operates both houses, is at www.penitents.org