Franciscan Novices Named in Rite of Initiation into Religious Life

On Pentecost Sunday, June 12, 2011, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity celebrated the Rite of Initiation into Religious Life.  Community Director, Sister Louise Hembrecht, conferred Religious Names on Sister Regina Rose (Karol Rose Pearson) and Sister Leslie (Leslie Hammond Gonia) at our Motherhouse in Manitowoc, WI.

The Holy Spirit’s fire of love and courage is very alive in our two new Franciscan Novices. Here’s a little more information about them:

Sister Regina Rose


Sister Leslie

Click here to read Sister Louise’s comments on the Reception of the new Novices.

As a Franciscan Community, we remember our birthdays and our feastdays every year first by praying for each other and also having simple celebrations. Those received into the Novitiate on any given year also choose a title to model their lives upon and a day to remember and celebrate their call to Religious Life. Sister Leslie and Sister Regina Rose chose ‘Lovers of the Word Incarnate’ as their title and Christmas as their day of reflecting on their call to the consecrated life.

As Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, we have much to celebrate! We invite you to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit within you and consider a discernment retreat with us!

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