Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity continue preparations for Camp Franciscan 2017: Run so as to win! (1 Cor. 9:24). Presently, there are 32 young women ages 8th grade graduates to college age coming from AZ, OH and WI. Needless to say, we are excited to have our guests with us June 12-15, 2017.
Franciscan Sisters at San Xavier Mission Convent in Tucson, AZ report on their recent local action:
“We had a sunny day for our Camp Franciscan fundraiser to support the 10 young women from Tucson who will be participating; eight are from San Miguel high school and two are University students! Everyone contributed bakery and lots of time! One of the girls from a San Xavier Mission family won the raffle for a stuffed dog–pure joy!”
Our Sisters serving in AZ are certainly encouraging young women to be with us. We are already prepared to take care of transportation needs on the ground, as well as in the air. A bus will be waiting at the Milwaukee airport to transport campers from Casa Grande, Maricopa, Tucson, Phoenix and Sierra Vista on Sunday evening, June 11. Some of our Sisters, as well as a religious education director from a Maricopa parish, will also be riding the bus with the campers. Ohio guests are also expected that evening at Holy Family Convent. Others coming from shorter distances will arrive by 10 a.m. on Monday morning.
Do you know someone who is considering a religious vocation? We invite you to pass on our invitation. We have room for just a few more campers. We are planning what we anticipate will be meaningful community experiences. Small group interactions hope to encourage friendships among campers considering a call to be a Franciscan Sister.
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