Vocation Discernment Events

We invite Catholic young adult single women discerning consecrated life to begin with a phone call, a special retreat experience or vocation visit. 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.

Phone Conversation

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. Lent, especially now, is a good time to take steps in discernment. God is near!

 

 

May 3-9: Becoming the Eucharist We Celebrate by Fr. Dan Crosby

Fr. Dan Crosby leads this Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity retreat offering. Young adult Catholic women are invited to join the Sisters for one of their summer silent retreat options. Come for the week or for a few days. Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 about your questions. Register.


In his encyclical “On the Eucharist,” Pope St. John Paul II wrote these challenging words:
“Proclaiming the death of the Lord until he comes (1 Co 11:26) entails that all who take part in the Eucharist be committed to changing their lives and making them. . .completely Eucharistic.”
What does John Paul mean? What does Jesus himself mean when he says, “DO this in memory of Me.”

June 21-27: Quicumque Retreat : ten “whoever” sayings of Jesus and their challenge for the consecrated life today by Father Thomas Krosnicki, SVD

Father Thomas Krosnicki, SVD leads this Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity retreat offering. Young adult Catholic women are invited to join the Sisters for one of their summer silent retreat options. Come for the week or for a few days. Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 about your questions. Register.

July 19-25: Franciscan Contemplation and Action by Fr. Thomas Smith, OFM

Fr. Thomas Smith, OFM leads this Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity retreat offering. Young adult Catholic women are invited to join the Sisters for one of their summer silent retreat options. Come for the week or for a few days. Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 about your questions. Register.

Jesus took time for both extended prayer as well as for direct contact with many people to share the Good News. St. Francis of Assisi often went to the Carceri or Mount La Verna for quiet time with God, but also lived a simple life and cared for people personally. This retreat will give us time to reflect on how we maintain a balance appropriate for our lives, and give witness to the necessity of both. Pictures will help illustrate various aspects of the life of Francis, and our lives.

God Calls You. We Invite You.

Register for a Vocation Event