Camp Franciscan 2012 Campers Breathe In the Spirit of St. Clare

Paul Keggington

June 11, 2012

Continuing to celebrate the 800th Anniversary year of St. Clare of Assisi, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are hosting Camp Franciscan June 12-14, 2012 ‘In the Spirit of St. Clare’ at our Motherhouse in Manitowoc, WI.

56 young women from 27 parishes and 7 states are arriving  for days of growth in friendship, creativity and prayer in the Franciscan tradition. These 10 (Arch) dioceses are represented among the campers and volunteers:

  • Diocese of Columbus, OH
  • Diocese of Green Bay, WI
  • Diocese of Jackon, MS
  • Diocese of Joliet, IL
  • Diocese of La Crosse, WI
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee, WI
  • Archdiocese of Omaha
  • Diocese of  Tucson, AZ
  • Diocese of Phoenix, AZ
  • Diocese of Rockford, IL

While all Community members are actively involved in prayer support these days, @40 Sisters, 17 high school and college age campers and other adult champerones form the camp’s leadership team.  We are grateful for the presence of priests who will be with us for Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  

Desiring to share this experience with all of you and the campers’ families, we invite you to check our Flicker account. Since there are so many more photos, our Facebook account promises unforgetable images as well.

Fitting our theme of St. Clare, we also invite you to reflect on these images of the affectionately named  ‘little plant of St. Francis’. The beauty of this summer season reminds us of the beauty of her soul, and her desire to grow in to gazing, considering, contemplating and imitating Jesus.

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