Initial Formation Weekend Centered on Eucharist

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

March 02, 2019

During the winter season, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity gather all those in Initial Formation for a weekend of Community building and to receive input on an important topic dear to Consecrated Life. Sister Cecilia Joy reflects on the days together.

We often receive the Blood of Christ. Yet, how often do we take the cup and truly see Jesus? Do we think about ourselves and others reflected in the precious metal? These were questions we pondered during our Formation Weekend with Fr. Jim Baraniak, O.Praem. The weekend was centered on the Eucharist and allowed us to ponder how we are broken and shared for others. Fr. Jim had many positive words to share about our community and his incorporation of our charisms was inspiring. We are all blessed to have been called to the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

While there was time for learning and prayer, we were also able to make memories playing hockey, Catchphrase, and even having a sleepover complete with snacks and homemade guacamole. This weekend was truly a time of community and praising God for the gift of how He is reflected in each one of us.

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