* The process for entering community is the same for both men and women.
• (1st) Read the Entire hopereborn.org website
Please read the entire content of the website PRIOR to contacting the Servant of Hope. The information provided will help you determine if Comunitá Cenacolo is appropriate for your needs.
Comunità Cenacolo accepts men ages 18-40 and women 18-30. Because physical labor is integral to the life of Comunità Cenacolo, the Community must assess that the candidate can handle the rigor and demands of the physical working life.
• (2nd) E-mail or call the Servant of Hope in your area
Find contact information for the Servants of Hope in your area by visiting servants of hope
• (3rd) Schedule a Three Day Orientation
If approved by the Servant of Hope, please contact the Community to set up an appointment for a three day orientation. The three day orientation takes place Monday thru Friday in St. Augustine, Florida. The candidate for entry into Community must be accompanied by BOTH parents. Please arrive at 9:00 a.m. and pick up the candidate promptly at 5:00 p.m. We ask that the candidate and family members find lodging in the area during this time. (Find information on lodging on the travel page here)
The candidate will pray and work with us for those three days, living our daily schedule. At the end of the three days, the young man/woman will meet individually with the director of Comunità Cenacolo America. The parents will meet with the director, as well. If both the family and the Community determine that Comunità Cenacolo is the appropriate answer for the candidate’s need, an entry date will be given within 6 weeks of the orientation.
• (4th) Commitment of Parents to Journey with Comunità Cenacolo
Parents must commit to actively participate in the life of Cenacolo throughout the minimum three years of their son/daughter’s journey in the Community.
Parents commitment consist of:
Consistent and faithful attendance at all Parents and Family Retreat Weekends held twice a year in St. Augustine, Florida.
Consistent and faithful attendance at Monthly First Saturday Meetings held regionally throughout the country.