Vocation Discernment Events

We invite Catholic young adult single women discerning consecrated life to begin with watching our Called to Be Franciscan youtube channel, tuning into Instagram and Sister Cecilia Joy’s Facebook interview videos, listening to our Franciscan Moment Podcasts and contacting us to begin a conversation at any time along the way. Like St. Francis and St. Clare, who were called at a time of social upheaval, we are here to help provide discernment helps for you.  A special retreat experience or vocation visit can be an 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.

Phone Conversation

We are all experiencing a new normal. It is not unusual in these times of transition that new stirrings or old feelings of  desire rise up in hearts. As you take time for quiet and personal prayer, we are here willing to listen. If you have questions about the call to be a Franciscan Sister or would appreciate talking to a trained spiritual director, please call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632. We are ready to respond. Now is a good time to take steps in discernment. God is near!

Design Your Own Convent Visit

You are invited to come visit us at our Wisconsin Motherhouse or one of our convents in various geographic locations for a portion of a day or a few days while discerning God’s call. It is our best way of sharing our spirit with you. Not only will you meet those in Initial Formation, but also many of our Sisters who have lived our Franciscan vocation and have experiences to share. Our homes also speak of our history and the many members who are part of our legacy as Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. Dates can be quite flexible. Register here or call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.


Fall and Winter 2021

Our Motherhouse visits are available on request. We will be offering an Icon Retreat for those who have expressed a desire to discern with this experience. Each person will choose a saint and pray with that holy one of God for the weekend as the icon is written. If you are interested in this prayer option and would like to help us set a date, place call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 or click here: Vocation Retreat Registration

Called to Franciscan Advent Evening

To all discerning young women: Come join us for a 6:30 PM virtual Advent Pilgrimage to Greccio, Italy on December 9, 2021, the cradle of Franciscan awareness of the Incarnation and known to Franciscans as the Franciscan Bethlehem. We will experience St. Francis’ understanding of the “littleness” of God and God’s great love for humanity. We will have conversations with the figures around the crib and end with an Advent Night Prayer. View the flyer: FSCC_Greccio_D3

Sister Anne Marie Lom will be facilitating this evening of prayer. Please register here.

Photo compliments of Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs. Consider a pilgrimage to Greccio.


Called to Pray with Saints Francis and Clare

Join us for this Franciscan-focused virtual retreat, with a conference each evening and individual spiritual direction. Discern how God is working in your life and calling you. Franciscan Sister Anne Marie Lom facilitates this discernment event.
Prayerfully join us on January 14-16, 2022 or March 18-19, 2022.
Register /vocation-retreat-registration/
Call or text Sister Julie Ann 920-323-9632 with questions.

God Calls You. We Invite You.

Register for a Vocation Event