Discerning a Religious Calling and Violin Podcast

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Novice Sister Cecilia Joy is taking violin lessons. How does learning how to play the violin relate to discernment and growing as children of God? Watch this video series to find out!

Click here to enjoy part one.

Franciscan Sisters Convent Time Lapse Podcast

As summer begins, Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Novice Sister Cecilia Joy offers a backward time lapse glimpse of spring at the Franciscan Sisters Convent on Silver Lake in NE Wisconsin.

Discerning a call to religious life?

Join us for one of our upcoming retreats. https://fscc-calledtobe.org See the beauty of our surroundings on site and in person!

 

 

Franciscan Postulants’ Vocation Podcast

Franciscan Postulants Megan, Colleen and Tricia share the latest news in their lives as Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Postulants.

 

Is God calling you to be a Franciscan Sister? We invite you to consider our retreat and event offerings. Click here to learn more about the many options that are available to experience our Franciscan way of life. For more information call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.

With Pope Francis, we invite all of us to pray:
Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community…. This is why Jesus said: “Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest,” that is, God the Father, “to send out laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38). Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.

Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat with Franciscan Sisters November 2016

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer a Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat at our Motherhouse on November 11-13, 2016.  Franciscan Sister Jacqueline with retreatant

The retreat is geared toward Catholic women discerning God’s call to religious life or to married life.

Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola leads the retreat, based on St. Ignatius’ discernment process to guide you in understanding God’s will for your life.franciscan-sister-jacqueline-at-diocese-of-st-paul-discernment-day

Retreat begins Friday at 5:30 p.m.. Closing is Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Retreatants will join the Sisters for Community prayer.Young Women Join Franciscan Sisters for Prayer

For more information call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.

See flyer:franciscan-sisters-of-christian-charity-nov-11retreat

To register, click here.

Transitus of St. Francis in Silhouette

In keeping with the spirit of the feast of St. Francis, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity share a live Transitus Service celebrated at Holy Family Convent on October 3, 2016. Script is based on a service in the Franciscan Pilgrimage Booklet, Franciscan Pilgrimages, Franklin, WI. May the Lord bless you!

st-francis-of-assisi-flame-of-hopeClick here to watch the podcast.

Is God calling you to be a Franciscan Sister? We invite you.

Franciscan sisters greet young women on Motherhouse steps

Silent “Discernment of Spirits” Day Retreat, October 8, Sauk Rapids, MN

Three Saints, Two Orders, One Retreat

The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and the Poor Clares offer a Silent Discernment of Spirits Day Retreat at the Poor Clare Monastery in Sauk Rapids, MN on Saturday, October 8th.

The retreat is geared toward 20-something Catholic women discerning God’s call to religious life or to married life.

Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola leads the retreat, based on St. Ignatius’ discernment process to guide you in understanding God’s will for your life.

Mass is at 7 a.m. (optional). Retreat begins at 8:30 a.m. Prayer times of the Poor Clares will be observed by all present. Talks will take place in the monastery visiting parlor. The Sisters and Nuns will gladly take time for questions and answers.

For more information call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.

To register, click here.    Download our flyer: discernment-of-spirits-retreat-flyer-trimmed-v6

Poor Clare Monastery
421 4th St S
Sauk Rapids, MN

Franciscan Postulants Answer Your Vocation Questions

Two of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Postulants Tricia and Megan answer questions re: vocations, formation, personal favorites, etc.

Learn more about us and check out our upcoming Discernment Retreats and see if we will be visiting nearby you soon when we’re on the road.

franciscan-sisters-postulants-tricia-and-megan-back-door-copyClick here to watch the podcast on our Franciscan Calledtobe Channel.

 

 

Franciscan Sisters’ Charism: Our Call to Consecrated Life

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity share our charism built on 4 cornerstones: simplicity (firmly built on faith in a loving God), joyful acceptance of poverty, love for the Church and self-less dedication to the service of others.

Franciscan sisters greet young women on Motherhouse steps

Click here to watch our podcast on our Calledtobe Franciscan youtube channel.

St. Clare Advocated for Postulant’s Calling

A Postulant for the Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity reflects on how St. Clare advocated for her calling. We invite you to check out this podcast!Postulant Megan and Tabernacle wideClick here to watch Megan’s video on our CalledtobeFranciscan youtube channel.

On this feast, we pray this blessing of St. Clare with you and for you:

Always be lovers of God and your souls and the souls of your Sisters [and brothers], and always be eager to observe what you have promised the Lord. May the Lord be with you always and, wherever you are, may you be with Him always. Amen.

Click here to check out our coming discernment retreats!

Franciscan Sisters Own San Damiano Cross

Franciscan Sister Mariella Erdman, OSF reflects on the special San Damaino Cross she made for our Congregation, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

Franciscan Sister Mariella By San Damiano Cross

Click here to watch the podcast on our CalledtobeFranciscan youtube channel.