How Do You Meet a Franciscan Sister?
Open yourself to the Gospel of Jesus with St. Francis, St. Clare, and the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity! Join us and other young women ages 18-30 at our Wisconsin Motherhouse.
Listen to your heart and trust that our Lord is never ‘outdone’ in His loving care and generosity.” -Sister Frances Ann Longo
Vocation Discernment Opportunities
First, let us know what date(s) works for you. If you are looking for some time to consider what you are ‘called to be’, we are open to planning with you and any of your companions whether in Manitowoc, WI or at one of our local convents near you . Click here or call/text Sister Julie Ann at 920.323.9632.
Conversations on Consecrated Life
Invite us to enjoy a conversation on Franciscan Consecrated Life with you and/or your friends at your favorite coffee house or another setting. Contact us here or call/text Sister Julie Ann at 920.323.9632. We really look forward to meeting you.
Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreats
Join smaller groups of our Franciscan Sisters during their yearly silent retreat at our Motherhouse, 2409 S. Alverno Rd Manitowoc, WI. Expect to attend conferences, have personal prayer time, while having some moments to learn and share with others of our Sisters not on retreat. We hope to offer an opportunity of discernment of our life of prayer, community life and ministry.
Possible dates: August 17-19, August 21-23
Note: Retreat begins at 7 p.m. and concludes on the closing day by 12:30 p.m.
Click here to register.
Franciscan Sister Shadowing
Are you desiring to follow a Sister for a day to see what her life is like? We invite you to click here and let us know what day works for you.
Pilgrimage to Founding Place of Our Sisters and Our Lady of Good Help Shrine, Champion, WI
St. Francis used ‘on the road’ time as his personal prayer time to discern God’s action in his life. You may find answers as well. Experience Franciscan Consecrated Life at our Motherhouse while also traveling to Clarks Mills, WI, our treasured spot of our founding as Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and later pray at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI, dear to our Sisters whose families have trusted in Mary’s nearness in their lives. Let us know what time works for you and your friends. Click here to contact us.
Anticipate and Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis
We invite you to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with us October 3-5, 2014. Arrive by 6 p.m. on Friday evening and arrange to depart by 12:30 on Sunday, October 5. Dates and times can be flexible for travel needs. Contact us if this sounds like a dream come true for you.
Or simply invite us to meet you where you are…
contact us here or text or call Sister Julie Ann Sheahan at 920.323.9632.
Are you a student from 6th to 12th grade? Interested in friendship, creativity, prayer, sacraments, St. Francis, and lots of fun consider: Camp Franciscan 2014. Click here for more information.
Consider a Catholic Vocation with Franciscan Sisters
We invite you to view some of the Catholic vocation videos, featuring a diversity of our Franciscan Sisters, some who have served over 50 years, some who have served for 10 or 20 years, some in formation as novices and postulants. You’ll meet some of our sisters ‘in prayerful action’, as well as some of the wonderful people we serve. From students at St. Francis School in Greenwood Mississippi to St. Peter School in Bapchule, Arizona. From patients, physicians and staff at our health care system in Ohio to young adults at San Xavier Mission. From a Sister serving as a Spiritual Director in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to young women having fun and involved in discernment at Camp Franciscan