Are you discerning life as a Franciscan Sister? During September Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are offering in-person and virtual possibilities for you to chose from that best fit where you are in your own discernment. Whatever the case, we are here to walk with you and share from our own experience.
We invite you to a Zoom Call to Pray with Saints Francis and Clare Retreat September17-19. Franciscan Sister Anne Marie Lom facilitates this retreat introducing participants to the spiritual heritage that is ours as followers of Francis and Clare of Assisi. You can expect evening group talks and one on one spiritual direction with Sister Anne Marie. Read more: Vocation Discernment Events – Franciscan Sisters (fscc-calledtobe.org)
Past participants from across the country had this to say about the experience. Often, it was an important step in discernment.
One on one talks in between meetings was the best part about this retreat. -Atlanta, Georgia
What I found most helpful were the tips on discerning. As well as just being able to share my journey with someone who understands. -Austin, Texas
It was a wonderful retreat and I learned a lot about Franciscan spirituality. The practical advice that was given to approach discernment was very helpful. I enjoyed learning from Sister Anne Marie Lom. She was very joyful and down to earth. – Chillicothe, Ohio
I did really appreciate the time spent going over St. Francis and St. Clare’s discernment processes, so that I can learn from them in my own discernment. I also think it’s incredible that one-on-one spiritual direction is a part of the retreat, so that anyone participating has a chance to discuss their reflections and experiences with Sister. The fact it ends with a QA session at the end is also helpful too, for anyone wondering more about the various aspects of religious life. – Phoenix, Arizona
Are you someone who reflects best on life when your hands are busy? Are you feeling like some time with service would be important to your discernment as a Franciscan Sister? We invite you to join us on Saturday, September 18, at 9 a.m., as we volunteer to record findings and clean a Lake Michigan beach not far from our Motherhouse. Come with comfortable shoes and with eyes open to the beauty of the lakeshore. Register here. Arrive Friday night or Saturday morning.
Other young women have found a visit to our Motherhouse to be helpful in discernment. Register here or call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632. We look forward to getting to know you and are very willing to respond to your questions about our way of life.
Thank you so very much for sharing your home and spirituality with me this weekend! Jesus revealed His love for me in so many ways through my experience here. It was a pleasure to be able to meet and learn a bit about each Sister and her devotion to God and the Franciscan charism. I so enjoyed the meals, recreation and prayer and I got to spend with you! Each Sister truly radiates and reflects God’s love in a unique way and it was truly a blessing to catch glimpses into your Building of God’s Kingdom on Earth! Thank you Sisters, for your ‘fiat’ towards living out your vocation! Christ is truly alive here! Many thanks and abundant blessings. -Wisconsin retreatant