We Invite You

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.

Heritage Tours

We invite young women to Heritage Tours on June 14 and 21 and July 5 and 12 on Sunday afternoons, 1-4 p.m.

Visit our oldest cemetery to meet some of our founding Sisters. Hear them share thoughts and memories of the early days of our Community.

Stroll along our Motherhouse and visit rooms that have served multiple purposes in the life of our Community. View pictures of past uses and talk with Sisters who will share some facts you may not know.

Contact us here or text/call 920.323.9632.

Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreats

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to consider a Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreat. Expect personal and Community prayer, interactions with many Sisters and just an opportunity to be among us. We are flexible in accommodating your needs. Click here to make the first step in being with us.

Possible dates:  dates of your choice; April 17-19; June 15-19

Note: Retreat begins at 7 p.m. and concludes on the closing day by 12:30 p.m.

Click  here to register.

More Silent Retreat Options

Join our Sisters during our special silent retreats. Expect input from a retreat master, liturgy, personal prayer time and some interactions with other Sisters not on retreat.

Note: Retreat begins at 7 p.m. and concludes on the closing day by 12:30 p.m.

Click  here to register.

June 28-30, 2015 or July 1-3

The “Joys” of Gospel-A New Evangelization for Living Religious Life Today!

The retreat will focus on the Gospels and how we as religious might mine the “Joys” found within the and allow those “Joys” to enliven our own lives. Father Paul R. Fagan, CP leads this retreat.

August 9-11 or August 13-15

Make us Instruments of Peace: Reflections on the Peace Prayer

The retreat will center on the popular and well-loved Peace Prayer. Storytelling and humor bring to life the message of Jesus’ words to us, his disciples today. Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM leads this retreat.

Camp Franciscan: June 17-19, 2015

Year of Consecrated Life, JOY: Jesus  Others  You

This is an experience of meeting many Sisters, friendship with other campers, Community prayer, Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation, fine arts, homespun entertainment and more. It is an opportunity to catch the Franciscan spirit! Read more here.

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.

Or simply invite us to meet you where you are… we are very open to having conversations with you regarding important questions in your life. Lent is a time when we often make time to be quiet enough for Jesus to speak and often He invites us to action!

contact us here or text or call Sister Julie Ann Sheahan at 920.323.9632.

Are you a student from 6th to 12th grade?

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite young women college, high school and 6-8th grade to Camp Franciscan 2015: Year of Consecrated Life, JOY: Jesus, Others, Yourself, June 17-19, 2o15 at our Motherhouse, Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, WI.

Interested in friendship, creativity, prayer, sacraments, St. Francis, and lots of fun consider: Camp Franciscan 2015.  Click here for registration form Camp Franciscan 2015 registration Health assessment forms will be sent to you from Sister Anne, our camp NP.

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