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 Sister Cecilia Joy’s Instagram and 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. We look forward to a time in the near future (maybe Fall) when it is safe to travel. 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.
During this time of physical distancing, we are all experiencing a new normal. It is not unusual in these quarantined times 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!
Stay at Home Silent Holy Spirit Retreat for Young Adults
With the Coronavirus and the “stay-at-home” policy people are not able to go to a silent retreat at a retreat house. Instead Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Jacqueline Spaniola would like to bring the retreat to you in your own home.
This retreat will be a silent guided retreat over ZOOM. You might be asking how is that possible?
We have attached a Schedule of the retreat for 3-full days (Friday 6:00 pm to Monday 6:30 pm. CT): COMMITMENT for the Silent Guided Retreat.docx This is an extended weekend. You would have to take Monday off to really enter into the retreat.
June 19-22 Mixed Group (men and women) LIMIT 18
Quick Overview (more details are in the attached document-COMMITMENT for the Silent Guided Retreat.docx)
- 6:00 pm CT Friday – ZOOM session to go over the rhythm of the retreat. Followed by an introduction to begin the silent retreat
- 8:30 am CT Saturday, Sunday and Monday – ZOOM – Sr. Jacqueline will give an introduction to your prayer time (30-60 minutes).
Prayer time follows the introduction
- AFTERNOON Saturday, Sunday and Monday – ZOOM you will have a Spiritual Direction at an appointed time with your Spiritual Director. Prayer time follows the spiritual direction session (30-60 minutes).
- 6:00 pm Saturday, Sunday we will gather on ZOOM to pray night prayer (10-15 minutes)
- 6:30 pm CT on Monday we will gather to share graces, and to evaluate the retreat
For more details, go to the attachment for the daily schedule.
If you feel this retreat is a good fit for you, please click the link and register for the weekend.
If you have any questions, please call or text Sister Jacqueline at 906-231-6862. We are collaborating with St. Albert the Great Catholic Campus Ministry, Houghton, Michigan. Jessica shares what the retreat meant for her.
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are beginning to plan our Fall retreats. We welcome your help whether in suggesting dates or topics that fit your life. If you are college age, what times work for your school schedule? If you are a young adult professional woman, what questions linger in your heart? Let us know your thoughts.