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.
MN Vocation Conversations
Do you live in the Winona, MN area? Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920.323-9632 and invite us to join you at a local coffee house for a vocation conversation on the afternoon of January 20. We will be at St. Stanislaus Basilica for an evening event.
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. Let us know what works for you and we will connect you with other young women. To register click here.
Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat
Are you a 20 something young woman discerning if God is calling you to religious life or to married life? Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola is offering a silent retreat March 11-13, 2016 based on St. Ignatian’s discernment process hoping to better guide you in seeking God’s will for your life.
Expect to learn rules that others have applied in important decision making. Most free time will be in silence in order to pray and apply what you hear to your own life. Begins March 11, Friday at 6 p.m. and ends after a noon meal on Sunday, March 13. The retreat is being held at the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse. For more information call or text 920-323-9632. Register for retreat here. If this date does not work for you, please let us know dates that do and we will invite other young women to join you.
Tucson, AZ Vocation Holy Hour
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite all teens and young adults to join us for a Holy Hour Sunday at San Xavier Mission San Juan Diego Chapel, Tucson AZ from 5-6 p.m. including Liturgy of the Hours. For dates and more information: call Sister Mary Ann 920-973-9903.
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. 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