7 Quick Takes Friday: May Franciscan Moments

Paul Keggington

May 09, 2014

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 In the month of May with our hearts full of the love and life of mothers, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer Ocean Mary by Peter Mayer. Read more and listen to this meaningful song by this story-telling Minnesota guitarist. Peter Mayer

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May is Mary’s month. Franciscan Sisters were present for a recent Walk to Mary to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Why did we walk? We couldn’t say it better than the walk website:

Franciscan Sisters at Walk to Mary Our Lady of Good Help Shrine Champion WI“We walk because life is a journey of discovery and revelation, not a destination.  Along the way, we tire, toil and triumph.  We empty ourselves out, making room for Spirit to expand within us.  When we arrive, tired and exhausted, we encounter the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help as a refreshing oasis along life’s journey, offering respite for all who are weary and thirsty.

On October 9, 1859, the Holy Mother appeared to Sister Adele Brise on the site of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help and gave her this message: “Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation. Teach them their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the Cross, and how to approach the sacraments; that is what I wish you to do.” Inspired by the faith of Sister Adele, we continue to live out the instruction she received from Mary by educating children in the faith. Funds raised by the Walk to Mary will be used to support Catholic education.”

Franciscan Sisters join others in support of Catholic Education of young people at Walk to Mary Champion WI


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May is the month for graduations. St. Clare’s words are a perfect Franciscan blessing for all those whose lives our Franciscan Sisters lives have touched and all those worthy of applause! Franciscan Sisters celebrate with graduates at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Manitowoc WI “What you hold, may you always hold. What you do, may you always do and never abandon. But with swift pace, light step, and unswerving feet, so that even your steps stir up no dust, go forward securely, joyfully and swiftly, on the path of prudent happiness.”

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May is all about finding new life in creation. Find out more about the enthusiasm (life of a different kind rooted in souls) of young adults in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and their devotion to Eucharistic Adoration and receiving the Bread of Life on Wednesdays at St. Robert Church, Shorewood, WI.  Read here.Franciscan Sisters participated in Cor Jesu at St. Robert Church, Shorewood, WI

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May is about celebrating ordinations, jubilees of profession, wedding anniversaries, etc. Commitment deserves press time. Experience more about a Diocese of Green Bay event celebrating anniversaries of profession for religious. Photos are filled with the happiness and confidence that comes from faithfulness of a loving, all good God.Franciscan Sisters celebrate jubilees of religious profession

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May is a popular month for First Communion. Sister Carol tells about this important day in the lives of children in Sierra Vista, AZ. Click here to read more. Franciscan Sister Carol and First Communicants from All Saints School

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May is the perfect time to consider a call to serve God in the consecrated life. We look forward to hearing from you. Click here to suggest a place near you that we can meet!



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