Vocation Discernment Events
We invite Catholic young adult single women discerning consecrated life to a special retreat experience or vocation visits this summer. A retreat can be a insightful and inspiring step forward, moving from discernment to action in following God’s will. Honest questions about Franciscan Life and a calling as a consecrated religious are most welcome.
Career or Calling
If you’re a young adult woman, you are at a decisive time of life. Our Sisters respect your life experiences, perspective and gifts of those with professional responsibilities and educational goals while still young adults. Talents and background in a variety of areas, from social services to health care to education to IT skills may be part of God’s plan in a Franciscan ministry.
Anytime July to December Your Own Special Discernment Retreat
Design a discernment experience just for yourself at our Wisconsin Motherhouse. St. Francis sought sacred spaces to be with God, so we offer you: Solitude and silence, balanced with meaningful conversations with our Sisters; Opportunity for spiritual direction as well as service.
It was very helpful to be able to take a break from my busy life to stop and reflect and listen. Then, it was very helpful to be able to talk about what thoughts were running through my head. – Eleanor
Continue reading descriptions of Discernment Possibilities, or click here to register now.
The warmth, hospitality, and overall kindness that was bestowed upon us from all the Sisters really touched my heart. – Kim
July 14-20 Franciscan Joy
Conferences explore the basic aspects of our Franciscan religious life, with virtual visits to the Holy Land and Franciscan shrines complimenting the presentations. Enjoy the whole week of conferences or a few days of silence and prayer. Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM from Washington, DC leads this retreat.
I learned that to bring yourself closer to God, start with simple things and not be afraid to shine your light. – Alli
All is a gift to help you discern if you are called to be a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity. Please call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 with your questions. For more information or to register, visit: https://fscc-calledtobe.org
September 27-29: Come and See with St. Albert the Great Campus Ministry, Houghton, Michigan
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are hosting young women and Focus Missionaries from St. Albert the Great Parish, Houghton, Michigan for a weekend of sharing our home, our lives. We invite you to join them. Expect a tour of our Motherhouse and Sister Jacqueline Spaniola will offer some introductions to personal prayer with reflection time during Eucharistic Adoration. All will be learn more about our Sisters ministries and visit Our Lady of Good Help Shrine, Champion, Wisconsin. Begins at 7:00 p.m. and concludes after Sunday dinner at @12:30 p.m.. If you have questions, call or text 920-323-9632. Register here.
October 11-13 or November 15-17: Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat at Franciscan Sisters’ Motherhouse
Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola facilitates a silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat offering wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola for discerning young women. You will receive helpful handouts for use now and later with decision making. Retreat begins at 5:30 pm. with an evening meal with our Sisters in Initial Formation. Retreat concludes after Sunday dinner @12:30 p.m.. If you have questions, call or text 920-323-9632. Register here.
November 30: Discernment Day at Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent, St. Louis, MO
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serving at Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent, 4311 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, Missouri invite you to a 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. discernment day. Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola will share wisdom from St. Ignatius of Loyola on ‘Discernment of Spirits’ balanced with times of silence for prayer. Lunch is included. If you have further questions, call or text Sister Sue Ann at 314-614-4337. Register here.
About Our Motherhouse
Places have power, and can evoke meaning, direction and spirit. When we visit them thoughtfully we can experience the presence of those who have been there before us: we can sense something of their spirit. – Roch Niemier, OFM
From the earliest days of our Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, the property of our Motherhouse, 4 miles from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, bordering Silver Lake, was thought to be our promised land. It was a vision in Mother Odelia’s prayer that it become “a beautiful location for a convent.” It continues to be an important part of our Community story, significant in the calling of each of our Sisters. It is our home. Perhaps it will someday be your home as well.
In this spirit, we invite you to visit our Franciscan home.