Gratia Plena Rule of Life
Gratia Plena House of Discernment provides adult Catholic women who feel they may be called to a religious vocation the opportunity to live in community with other women who are open to discerning God’s will for their life. The House offers women the possibility to live in a place dedicated to assisting and journeying with them for a period of time (3 to 18 months), as they navigate God’s will.
Community Life ~ Household Expectations:
Daily participation in Liturgy of the Hours when possible (Morning, Evening, Night Prayer)
Weekly Holy Hour in common when possible
Regular participation in Gratia Plena scheduled programming (minimum twice per week)
Priests, Deacons, and Religious are invited to dinner at least once a month at Gratia Plena; Residents are expected (when possible) to attend this meal.
Stewardship ~ Individual Expectations:
Volunteer in some capacity within the Catholic Community a minimum of 2 hours per month
All Residents must be VIRTUS Compliant within the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Register as a member of local Catholic Parish
Personal Formation ~ Discernment Expectations:
Attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (and daily Mass, when possible)
Regular participation in:
▪ Holy Hour/Personal Prayer/Daily Rosary
▪ The Sacrament of Reconciliation
▪ Monthly Spiritual Direction with Spiritual Director of your choice
▪ Self-Guided Retreat Day once per month and in common quarterly
▪ Dating ~ While residing at Gratia Plena, residents will be expected to postpone dating and/or engaging in exclusive relationships with individual men.
By signing my name below, I acknowledge that I have read the above Rule of Life and have prayed about this decision. My signature also indicates that I understand these expectations and I promise to God and to Gratia Plena Ministry, to live by this agreement to the best of my ability, and to be open to receiving guidance and help from the members of Gratia Plena. I have been encouraged to ask any questions I may have now and/or in the future.
As a woman inquiring to live at Gratia Plena I acknowledge that I have read this document and agree to abide by these expectations.
Yes, I promise!
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