Catholic Vocations Reflection Silent Night Podcast

This Christmas Season Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer the traditional hymn Silent Night with music from Nick Kickenapp as a reflection. Enjoy images from the recent support of Holy Family, Marinette, WI; St. Clement, Sheboygan, WI; Holy Name, Sheboygan, WI; Our Lady of the Lakes/St. Nicholas Chapel, Random Lake, WI; Marian Center, Milwaukee, WI and St. Anastasia, Waukegan, IL. May the Lord bless you!

Founded in 1869, our Roman Catholic Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity charism comprises Simplicity, Joyful Acceptance of Poverty, Love For the Church, and Selfless Dedication to Others.

Our sisters in various stages of formation, from postulancy and novices to temporary vows have responded to their calling to follow St. Francis. Today, we strive to whole-heartedly live our vocation in the loving community spirit of our foundresses.

We serve in Catholic Health Care, Education and Parishes as well as special ministries such as Medical Ethics and Music Education and Campus Ministry outreach in the Catholic Archdioceses of St. Louis, Omaha and Phoenix, and the Dioceses of Green Bay WI, Columbus OH, Jackson MS, Marquette MI, Steubenville OH and Tucson AZ. (Photo of singing angel: Good Shepherd, Chilton, WI)

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Advent Hymn for Discernment Mary Did You Know Franciscan Vocations

Advent is Discernment Time: living in the mystery God’s plan, working out our own vocation. Mary is a model for all of us, to live with trusting uncertainty, to remain silent so we can hear and understand God’s call. If you’re considering Consecrated Life, visit us to learn more. Click here.

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are grateful to Marisa Tisler, Holy Angels Parish, West Bend, WI, Holy Family Parish,  Fond du lac, WI, Most Precious Blood New London, WI and St. Mary Parish – McHenry, IL for their recent support of this podcast.


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.

Franciscan Sister’s Vocation: Called To Be a Parish Director

At the Eucharistic Liturgy formalizing the installation of Sister as Parish Director,  Bishop Zubik says Sister is “a consecrated woman who is in love with God, in love with the Church, and in love with her community.”

Called to Be Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Hawaii Mission Part Three

Gain more insights into the goodness of the Kauai, HI island folk of  St. Theresa Parish and the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity who live and serve with them.

All of the major Hawaiian islands have Lei Day festivals. Don’t miss the scenes from the children’s May Day Program that celebrates Lei Day.

beach-6.jpg Keith Warner OFM offers a reflection on what it means to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and leave footprints (on the beach or on any kind of earthy soil):

What does it mean to leave footprints? One has to have feet for walking, and Francis is well known for his devotion to the humanity of Christ. Second, one must travel or go on a journey to leave such marks behind. Third, footprints are clues to the means of locomotion and direction of the traveler. Even though he did travel by boat and mule, Jesus mostly walked, and by following his footprints, one can determine the path he took. Lastly, in order for others to follow his footprints, Jesus had a leave a mark where he traveled. For Francis, the world is capable of receiving the footprints of God’s son, of holding markings which lead us in the way to the Father.

What is stirring in your heart after viewing this podcast? Where is God leading you to leave your footprints?

Called to Be Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Hawaiian Mission Part One

View this podcast featuring the lives of the people of St. Theresa Parish, Kekaha, HI. Hear about life from the Franciscan Sisters currently serving in this vibrant place of God.

Consider being a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity. Choose God.