Franciscan Sisters Visit Franciscan University

JulieAnn Sheahan

February 20, 2019

Franciscan Sister Sharon Paul shares on her recent visit with Sister Helen Marie Paul, Sister June Smith, Sister Jan Villemure and Sister Carol Juckem to Franciscan University.

On a recent Sunday morning, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, from St. Benedict’s Convent, Cambridge, OH traveled to Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH for the 10:30 a.m. Mass. In the congregation were many students and staff from many states and locations. As typical, we were soon to meet someone who knows our Sisters.

After the Mass we mingled with the students and ended up arriving at the College Pub for lunch. It was here that a young gentleman came over and asked us if we were the Manitowoc, Franciscans. He was a former Roncalli High School student. Sister Jane Kinate was his teacher. It didn’t take long and we had other conversations with students who were truly thinking of serving the Church as members of the Natational Evangelization Team, two from California and Mississippi planning to pursue the priesthood and another hoping to enter the convent after graduation. We also happy to visit with another young woman interested in knowing more about Religious Communities.

We left some literature on our Franciscan Community’s retreats and discernment days with the chapel and chaplain office. We were grateful for the presence of the Holy Spirit guiding our day. We welcome invitations to other colleges and universities for Eucharist.