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?

Course: Jesus, the Bridegroom

Jesus, the Bridegroom is a June 26-30, 2017, 5 day class with 2-hour sessions for enriching your faith life. In Jesus, the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre shows the key to unlocking the mystery of the “bridgegroom” found throughout Scripture from Mount Sinai to Mount Calvary. Sister Jacqueline Spaniola is the instructor.

You are invited to come for class 1:30-3:30 p.m. and live at our Motherhouse for the 5 days taking time for prayer and study. If this doesn’t work for your schedule, consider the 6:30-8:30 p.m. time slot and commute from your home. Click here to register for the class.

Return of FSCC Mini-Camino Pilgrimage

Walk the beginnings of our Community. The pilgrimage begins in Whitelaw (formerly Pine Grove), where Teresa Gramlich taught. We will walk home from school with her to Clarks Mills (7 miles)

Mass and lunch will be at the site of our first convent and finish by walking to our current home, the Motherhouse (9.5 miles).

Walk with us Saturday, July 8 beginning at 7 a.m. in Whitelaw. For more information call or text 920-323-9632. Click here to register. We invite you to consider our hospitality for the night before the walk and after the walk.

Walking with Jesus in Our Lives Silent Retreat

St. Ignatius Loyola developed methods of contemplative prayer that help people grow on their pilgrimage. Many stories come alive on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Israel. Using stories and Scripture, this retreat will help us walk with Jesus, to know him more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly. Many of Ignatius’ meditations will be offered as guides to help us on our journey. Let us walk together. Father Kevin Schneider, SJ, directs this retreat.

July 9-14 (Come for a few days or for all the days of retreat)

For more information call or text Sister Julie Ann 920-323-9632. Register here.

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.

Camp Franciscan – June 12-15, 2017

Camp Franciscan 2017

GOD’S AMAZING GRACE: Run so as to win! (1 Cor. 9:24)

We invite young women active in professional lives or college, as well as high school students to Camp Franciscan beginning 10 a.m on June 12 and closing at 1 p.m. on June 15. This amazing experience happens at our Motherhouse in Manitowoc, WI.

What can you expect?

  • Experience growth in your relationships: yourself, others, God and the world.
  • Discover skills for developing personal reflection and discernment of one’s vocation.
  • Encounter religious and develop an awareness of a call to be a Franciscan Sister

Catch the Franciscan spirit while building friendships with campers from other states and many Sisters. Cost: $40.

Click here for registration: CampFranciscanregistration2017

Click here for health forms:CampHealthForm2017

For other information, call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632

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.