The Vocation Secret of Prayer and Action

Paul Keggington

June 24, 2010
Mark Kolter serves as Franciscan Community's communications consultant

Mark Kolter (Kolter Creative Counsel) updated Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity on website statistics and overall vocation strategies at presentations June 22-23, 2010.

Every day is a vocation prayer and action day for Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. Morning and Evening Prayer contain sincere petitions for families, young people discerning their call in life and perseverence for all the vocations. Invitations to young women to consider our way of life as well as outreach to those in need are part of our daily action plan.

Today, however, was a special summer community prayer day for vocations. Eucharist, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament/Benediction and our other prayers together held a vocation emphasis par excellence. This was complimented with the choice of two possible times for a Motherhouse presentation on our own Community vocation news  and acquainting ourselves with our own Catholic women religious website. Mark Kolter (Kolter Creative Counsel), our Community’s communications consultant, was our guest speaker giving an analysis of our website statistics and gleanings from our own focus group findings. Over 100 Sisters also participated in a mini blog training session and enjoyed the latest video on our  calledtobeFranciscan youtube channel.

As Pope Benedict XVI encouraged ‘priests to blog’ and to use ‘cutting edge technology for evangelization’, our own history reveals our  Sisters’ leadership in using the mimeograph, typewriters, computers, email, lcd projectors, smart boards, etc. in education, as well as other state of the art equipment used in health care. Together we continue what our foundresses began. Blogging and being knowledgeable about new ways to communicate  is just something we do as a means of connecting with each other and witnessing to our lives across the miles.

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