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.
Discerning 20 Something Retreats: “…what I long for with all my heart”
Discerning your calling? Considering a vocation decision? Peace and quiet is essential to discernment. Silence opens the door to prayer. Prayer opens the way to hearing God. If you feel called to turn off your cell phone and take time to hear God’s call…we invite you to leave behind constant noises and busyness to listen deeply to where God is calling you in your future. What is it that you long for with all your heart?
Expect to learn more about St. Francis and St. Clare and their inner longings. Enjoy conversations with Sisters with unique personalities open to sharing their lives. Begins Friday at 7 p.m. until Sunday at 12:30 p.m. To register click here.
September 11-13, 2015
October 2-4, 2015
October 23-25, 2015
Discerning Young Women Invitations in Greenwood, MS
Sunday, September 13
In connection with the CMSWR plans for celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, we will host a time of Prayer With Religious at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Greenwood, MS. There will be an 11:00 Mass which will conclude with a Eucharistic Procession to the convent chapel In the chapel adoration will continue for all who wish to pray until 2:45. At this time the Hispanic community will process to the chapel to accompany the Blessed Sacrament to the parish church Adoration will continue there until 3:30 when we will close with Benediction. Call or text Sister Annette 662-453-1221
Saturday, October 3
St. Francis School and Parish, Greenwood, MS will host the annual Fall Festival. Young women are welcome to come and lend a hand with the many activities of this day ranging from early morning yard sale set up, to work in game booths, help with face painting, act as a runner for last minute needs, work with the food service, help with clean up and break down, etc. Following the day’s many activities, guests are welcome to join in the parish celebration of the Transitus, the remembrance of the death of St. Francis. This beautiful service will be held in the church at 6 p.m. On the following day, Sunday October 4 the parish will celebrate the actual feast of St. Francis. At 11:00 there will be a mass followed by a parish barbecue. Call or text Sister Annette 662-453-1221
Saturday, November 21
We will host a “Meet the Sisters” time for girls from Grade 3 and up. Girls and young women should arrive at the convent by 2 p.m. We will create Advent wreaths, share other activities, eat together and pray together. All will be ready to return home by 5:30 p.m. Call or text Sister Annette 662-453-1221
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.
Mother of Mercy Women’s Day
Young, single women ages 12-30 are invited for a ‘Mother of Mercy Women’s Day’ of reflection January 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Holy Family Convent with their Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Godmother or Biological Sister.
You can expect some personal time with your relative, individual and group prayer time, holy hour, Christmas tour of our Motherhouse, mid-day meal, inspiring speakers, with closing Sunday Eucharistic liturgy. Call or text Sister Julie Ann 920-323-9632.
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. 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 2016: Women of Strength, Women of God at our Motherhouse, Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, WI. Interested in friendship, creativity, prayer, sacraments, St. Francis, and lots of fun consider: Camp Franciscan 2016. Watch for more information in January. 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