If you are beginning to wonder about a possible call to be a part of the religious life with us, the first step is getting to know us and letting us get to know you. Write to us. Come for a visit. Come for several visits.


Oblates of the Community are women and men, responding to Christ’s example and invitation, live out their baptismal covenant by making an offering of self to God through the Community of the Transfiguration.

Oblation means, in part, “something offered in worship of devotion: a holy gift offered usually at an altar or shrine.” This brief definition points to the level of commitment implied by becoming an Oblate.  It is a unique vocation, a dedication to a life of prayer and service formally offered to God. This is lived out in close companionship with the Sisters of the Community of the Transfiguration. The Oblate promises of Simplicity, Chastity and Obedience provide focus for living out the baptismal covenant.

To learn more about becoming an Oblate with the Community, please Contact Us.


Associates are women and men who participate in the spiritual life of the Community wherever they live and work. They are an integral part of the Community and share in its ministry of service and prayer.  Associates may always ask for prayer and Spiritual Guidance from the Community.

To be an Associate means being a part of a spiritual network rather than belonging to an organization in the usual sense.  It is making a personal commitment to God within the context and with the support of others who have made a similar commitment.

To learn more about becoming an Associate with the Community, please Contact Us.

Sr. Diana’s list of reasons for being in religious community

To live in a religious community is to…

  • help bear witness to those with eyes to see and ears to hear that it is really possible for very different people to live together in love and compassion
  • resist making your desires the center of the world, to look beyond yourself
  • recognize your limitations, culpability, and imperfections together with others involved in the same struggle. As you learn ot receive forgiveness with joy, you become freer to extend it to others
  • open yourself to the challenges of loving people who are very different from you, and to allow them to know you well enough to grow in love for you

Path of joining (inquiry, retreats/conversations, discernment, explorer, postulant, novitiate, life vows)

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