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Women’s Discernment House

Saint Catherine House (SCH) is a house of discernment for young Catholic women (college and graduate students and young professionals) who are seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord as they determine their vocation in life.  Life in the house is centered around the Eucharist, which is kept reserved in a chapel in the basement.  Residents receive monthly spiritual direction and are expected to receive Confession monthly and attend daily Mass (across the street at St. Thomas the Apostle or at another church) as their schedule permits.

Saint Catherine House invites young Catholic women in the area, particularly those who might be interested in living in the house, to attend the monthly House Mass and Dinners.  Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month during the academic year, these evenings begin with Mass in the SCH chapel followed by a (free) dinner and then a talk, often by a religious.

Former residents have joined religious orders such as the Community of St. John, the Sisters of Life, the Carmelites of Iron Mountain, the Nashville Dominicans of St. Cecilia and the Servants of God’s Love, or found their vocations as married women.  All have left the house enriched by living with the True Presence of Our Lord.

If you would like more information about Saint Catherine House, or are interested in becoming a resident, please contact Sister Mary Ann Foggin at