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!
August 12: Zoom Encounter with Franciscan Sisters on Healthcare
Young Catholic Single Professional Women – Join us for a another Zoom Event. Maybe you’re discerning your calling to serve in healthcare or beginning to consider your life, purpose, career and vocation after college. Then this Zoom Encounter is for you. You will meet Sisters who serve as a nurse practitioner, lab technician, chaplain, certified nurses aid and administrator. They are happy to share their experience. Your questions are most welcome.
Our Sisters look forward to zooming with you on August 12 at 6 p.m. Central Time Zone. Sister Cecilia Joy will be our zoom host.
Expect to begin with prayer and brief introductions, followed by time for your questions.
Please register here. https://fscc-calledtobe.org/vocation-retreat-registration/. Sister Cecilia Joy will send you a link to join the meeting. Please call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 with any questions or comments.
August 14-16: Called to Pray With Saints Francis and Clare
You are invited to a Franciscan Zoom Retreat to assist with discerning a call to Franciscan Prayer and Life.
Who: young women ages 20-32 with discerning hearts.
Schedule: Conference each evening @ 6:30 PM
Individual appointments with director daily when you are available
By immersing ourselves into the prayer of Saints Francis and Clare, we will unfold how God is working in our lives in this twenty-first century.
- at least one half to one hour of prayer in addition to the conference and individual appointment
- attendance at each conference
- willingness to view posted materials as time permits
Sister holds a Masters Degree in Applied Spirituality from the University of San Francisco and served an internship in Franciscan Spiritual Direction for three months in Ontario, Canada. She has taught elementary, secondary and post secondary students and most recently served on the Council of her Congregation. She has facilitated the training of Spiritual Directors and has offered retreats throughout the United States. Presently she coordinates St. Francis House of Prayer in Manitowoc, WI.
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? Please fill out this simple survey: https://forms.gle/5gAGp49kAiKMQpLF7