Becoming a Franciscan Sister

“A call is an interior invitation and response to a Person – the second Person of the Blessed Trinity. “It is not like choosing a career. My call was to belong to Our Lord in a life of consecrated love. I feel that my ministry is the outward expression of total self-giving.  I was ready for whatever Jesus would ask of me.”    Sr. Maria Goretti, OSF

Formation in our Franciscan Community is also a journey with God. Our steps include Postulancy, Novitiate, Temporary Profession and Continuing Formation as we discern our call to be a Perpetually Professed member.

We grow in confidence in the God who walks with us.  We grow in our God-given personal qualities while incarnating the life, spirit and Gospel mission which are our heritage as Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

These are the first steps in formation to become a Franciscan Sister.

“When we are not sure, we are alive.” – Graham Greene


If you are wondering what a discernment journey might look like from vocation retreat to perpetual profession, Sister Pamela Catherine shares her call to be a Franciscan Sister. For part two, click here.

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