Franciscan Sisters Offer 2 Unique Discernment Retreats

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

October 07, 2023

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite young women ages 20-35 to two unique discernment retreats this Fall. In-person and Zoom offerings are possible. Please consider dates and times. We look forward to share our Franciscan lives with you. 

October 13-15 or November 17-19: My Vocation Call: Saints Francis and Clare-“Saints of Light” Retreat

Join Young Adult Catholic Women and Franciscan Sisters for a Zoom Retreat on October 13-15 or an In-Person Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Retreat on November 17-19. Event begins on Friday at 6:30-8:30 PM. Come to pray and explore how Saint Francis and St. Clare shed light on the great pillars of our Catholic Faith:

  • Creation
  • Incarnation
  • Crucifixion and Resurrection
  • Eucharist

There will be an Introduction and Conference on Friday evening accompanied by an invitation for a personal meeting (Spiritual Direction) on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Drawing on St Francis and St. Clare’s wisdom for our times, Spiritual Director Sr. Anne Marie Lom facilitates this discernment experience, and Sr Pam Biehl leads the Friday Evening Night Prayer. Those coming in-person will have additional opportunities of interaction with the Motherhouse Community. 

Call or text Sister Julie Ann your questions or concerns. Register here.

October 20-22 My Vocation Call: Discernment of Spirits Retreat

Are you a 20-something young woman discerning if God is calling you to religious life or to married life or to single life? Or seeking to follow His will more closely? A Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity, Sr. Jacqueline Spaniola, is offering a silent retreat, October 20-22, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

The Spiritual Exercises are a timeless and always useful “exercise” to guide you in the spiritual life as you seek to do God’s will. Most free time will be spent in silence in order to pray and to ponder how God is working in your life. The retreat begins Friday, October 20, at 6 p.m., and ends after a noon meal on Sunday, October 22. The retreat is being held at the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity’s Motherhouse in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. For more information call or text 920-323-9632. $25 (scholarships available) Register for the retreat here. 




Article Comments:

Fr. Placid Stroik, OFM 10/07/2023 @ 9:51 pm

Good space/place FSCC (Manitowoc, WI) to be …God speaks loudly in silence.


Fr. Placid Stroik, OFM 10/14/2023 @ 1:31 pm

in prayer with all as God calls and the desired yes comes to the surface.


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