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”

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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?

Seeing As St. Francis Did Discernment Retreat

Desiring to know more about St. Francis’ writings and actually spending time in conversation with many Sisters? Franciscan Sister Anne Marie Lom guides this March 16-18, 2018 weekend experience for single, young adult Catholic women focused not only on St. Francis, but expect time in Community prayer, interaction with Sisters and service to others. Begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the evening meal. Closes Sunday at 12:30 p.m. after noon meal. Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 with any questions. Register at https://fscc-calledtobe.org/we-invite-you/retreat-registration/

Ohio Franciscan Discernment Day: Doing the Impossible

Need some help with your discernment? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serving in Cambridge and Zanesville, Ohio invite single young adult Catholic women to a Franciscan Discernment Day March 24, 2018 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. Hear the Sisters’ experiences, as well as receive 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: https://fscc-calledtobe.org/ For more information, call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.

Franciscan Sisters and Carmelite Nuns Host Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat Day

Franciscan Sisters and Carmelite Nuns invite you April 7, 2018 to a silent Discernment of Spirits retreat designed especially for you at the Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Cross, Iron Mountain, MI. Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola, OSF leads the retreat based on St. Ignatius’ discernment process to guide single, young adult Catholic women in understanding God’s will for your life. Day begins with Mass at 7 a.m. Talk begins at 8:30 a.m.. Sisters and Nuns will gladly take time for questions and answers. There is no cost for this retreat, but registration is required. For more information call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632. Register: https://fscc-calledtobe.org/we-invite-you/retreat-registration/

Franciscan Sisters and Cistercian Nuns Offer Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat Day

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and Cistercians Nuns invite you April 21, 2018 to a day specially designed for single, young adult Catholic women to provide  tools to discern your calling. Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola leads the retreat, based on St. Ignatius’ discernment process to guide you in understanding God’s will for your life at the Valley of Our Lady Cistercian Monastery, Prairie du Sac, WI.  Day begins with Mass at 8 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. with the option of praying Vespers with the Nuns at 4:45 p.m.. There is no cost for the retreat, but registration required. Click here to register: https://fscc-calledtobe.org/we-invite-you/retreat-registration/

Camp Franciscan 2018

Discover God’s goodness! Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite young women active in their professional lives or in college, as well as in high school on June 11-14, 2018 to Camp Franciscan: Do Not Be Afraid. You Have Found Favor With God. Camp begins at 10 a.m on June 11 and closes at 1 p.m. on June 14.

Hearing the Sisters’ vocation testimonies was my favorite part of camp! They were so sweet and funny! – Mia, Arizona

I learned that to bring yourself closer to God start with simple things and not be afraid to shine your light. -Allie, Wisconsin

  • 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.

To register click here: 2018CampFranciscanregistration Download health record need: 2018CamperHealthHistoryForm Cost: $45

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

Meet the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Calling Grade 5-7 Girls!
Are you wondering what it is like to follow Jesus and become a Franciscan Sister?
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to come and meet many Sisters and see where we live.

Meet the Franciscan Sisters
WHEN: Begins 1 p.m. on March 10. Closes 4 p.m. or after closing Eucharistic Liturgy.
*Families are welcome to come for Mass.
WHERE: Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
2409 South Alverno Rd, Manitowoc WI 54220
Cost: $5
Please detach this form: 2018 Meet the Franciscan Sisters registrationdraft Send the application and fee to:
c/o Sister Julie Ann Sheahan
2409 S. Alverno Rd. Manitowoc, WI 54220
Call 920-323-9632 for further questions.

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 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. Call or text Sister Mary Ann at 920-320-1627.

Franciscan Sister Shadowing

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.