Early this year Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity received an invitation from Jessica Bauer, a junior at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona, MN. She was planning (in collaboration with the campus ministry office) a vocation exploration to help discerning students understand and get a first had experience of a variety of men’s and women’s religious communities. On May 13-14 students arrived at our Motherhouse in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
The students received a grant from the Forum of Theological Exploration that supported the desire to expose students to religious life. Our guests had dinner with Postulant Hilda and our Novices. Women continued the conversation during recreation with those in Initial formation.
Franciscan Friars Minor of the Assumption BVM Province who serve our Sisters and Holy Family Memorial were also generous in hosting a conversation on religious life at the friary. Opportunities for prayer and tour were also part of the road trip stop.