We Invite You

Discern Your Call to Consecrated Life

Open yourself to the Gospel of Jesus with St. Francis, St. Clare, and the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity! Join us and other young women at our Wisconsin Motherhouse.

Listen to your heart and trust that our Lord is never ‘outdone’ in His loving care and generosity.” -Sister Frances Ann Longo

Vocation Discernment Events and Retreats

First, let us know what date(s) works for you. If you are looking for some time to consider what you are ‘called to be’, we are open to planning with you and any of your companions whether in Manitowoc, WI or at one of our local convents near you .  Click here or call/text Sister Julie Ann at 920.323.9632.

Discerning 20 Something Retreats: “…what I long for with all my heart”


Discerning your calling? Considering a vocation decision? Peace and quiet is essential to discernment. Silence opens the door to prayer. Prayer opens the way to hearing God. If you feel called to turn off your cell phone and take time to hear God’s call…we invite you to leave behind constant noises and busyness to listen deeply to where God is calling you in your future. What is it that you long for with all your heart?

Project Elizabeth Dinner

An opportunity for young single women who are open to Religious Life to ask questions, explore some of the Church’s teachings, and share in conversation with Sisters from around the Diocese of Green Bay on September 19, 2017.
Followed by conversation, time for prayer, and evening Mass.
Chancery Building
1825 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, WI
(1 mile north of Hwy 172)
Please RSVP by September 14, 2017 Sister Louise Hembrecht, OSF, Representative for Religious, slouise@fscc-calledtobe.org

Transitus of St. Francis

We invite you to celebrate the passing of St. Francis from earth to heaven on October 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. with the Franciscan Family at Holy Family Convent, 2409 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc, WI. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and Friars of the Assumption BVM Province host the candlelight ceremony. For more information call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.

‘Seeing as St. Francis Did’ Discernment Retreat

Franciscan Sister Anne Marie Lom facilitates this October 13-15, 2017 retreat beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m.. Expect some silence, praying together with others and alone. Receive information on St. Francis’ Gospel way of life while living among many Franciscan Sisters at our Motherhouse in Manitowoc, WI. Register here. Call or text Sister Julie Ann with any questions.

Ohio Discernment Day: Doing the Impossible

Franciscan Sisters at St. Benedict Convent, 319 North 7th St. Cambridge, OH 43725, invite discerning women to a Franciscan Sisters Discernment Day focused on this St. Francis of Assisi quote: “Start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

Day begins at 9:30 a.m. or with optional Morning Mass at 8:35 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Expect moments of prayer together and alone, hearing the Sisters’ experiences, as well as receiving some possible discernment helps. Day closes at 4 p.m. with Evening Prayer. There is an optional opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a Eucharist for Sunday at 5 p.m. To register click here. For more information, call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.

Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat

Catholic Young Adult Women are invited to a November 24-26, 2017, Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat at the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse, 2409 S. Alverno Rd. Manitowoc, WI 54220.

Sister Jacqueline Spaniola facilitates this weekend based on Ignatian Principles of Discernment. Begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the evening meal and concludes after Sunday dinner at 12:30 p.m. Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 for more information.

Conversations on Consecrated Life

conversations on Consecrated life

Invite us to enjoy a conversation on Franciscan Consecrated Life with you and/or your friends at your favorite coffee house or another setting. Contact us here or call/text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632. We really look forward to meeting you.

Tucson, AZ  Vocation Holy Hour

Franciscan Sisters holy hour

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite all teens and young adults to join us for a Holy Hour   including Liturgy of the Hours. For dates and more information, let us know where you live.

Franciscan Sister Shadowing

Young Women Visit Franciscan Sisters Convent

Are you desiring to follow a Sister for a day to see what her life is like? We invite you to click here and let us know what day works for you.

Consider a Catholic Vocation with Franciscan Sisters

Discerning Megan called to be Franciscan Postulant

We invite you to view some of the Catholic vocation videos, featuring a diversity of our Franciscan Sisters, some who have served over 50 years, some who have served for 10 or 20 years, some in formation as novices and postulants. You’ll meet some of our sisters ‘in prayerful action’, as well as some of the wonderful people we serve. From students at St. Francis School in Greenwood Mississippi to St. Peter School in Bapchule, Arizona.  From patients, physicians and staff at our health care system in Ohio to young adults at San Xavier Mission. From a Sister serving as a Spiritual Director in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to young women having fun and involved in discernment at Camp Franciscan.