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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.

Open House in NE for Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis has designated the year of 2015 as the year to celebrate the consecrated life- “a gift to the world and the church.” One of the ways to celebrate this year is to have religious share their lives with others.

Franciscan Sisters at St. Mary Parish in West Point, NE invite you to come to the convent and learn more about our lives. Address: 322 N Monitor St. West Point, NE 68788 Come between the hours of 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015. For more information: 920.323.9632

Open House in WI for Year of Consecrated Life

Did you ever wonder what happens behind convent walls? Come and see. On February 8, 2015 you and your family are invited to Franciscan convent locations in Manitowoc, WI from 1-3:30 p.m..  Expect a tour, quiet time for prayer in chapels for those who wish, refreshments and visiting with our Sisters. Click here: Franciscan Sisters Manitowoc Open House 2.8.15 REV. for addresses.

Our convent homes throughout the country are also participating in this event. Contact us for confirmation of times and places.

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; February 13-15; February 27-March 1; April 10-12; 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

Come April we will post some other retreat options offering the opportunity to join our Sisters during silent retreats. Expect input from a retreat master, liturgy, personal prayer time and some interactions with other Sisters not on retreat.

Tea Party

We are hosting a tea party at our Franciscan Motherhouse on March 1, 2015 from 1:30-3 p.m. We are inviting high school and college age young women. Expect the time to conclude with Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Mary Chapel. Please come and join us for lively conversation and some intimate moments with Jesus.

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 Lent conversations with you. 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?

Interested in friendship, creativity, prayer, sacraments, St. Francis, and lots of fun consider: Camp Franciscan 2015.  Watch for more information February 1, 2015.

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