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?

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.

3 Day Silent Retreat at Marygrove Retreat Center, Garden, MI

Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola is one of the spiritual directors for this 3 day Silent Retreat at Marygrove Retreat Center, Garden, MI. Expect a liturgy for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to be celebrated at 8 p.m.. Cost is $150 with meals and room and board included. Anyone attending the retreat that is discerning a religious vocation is assured assistance in Ignatian methods of prayer. Register http://www.marygrove.org/ For more questions call: 906-644-2771.

Seeing As St. Francis Did Discernment Retreat

Desiring to know more about St. Francis’ writings and actually spending time in conversation with many Sisters? Francsican Sister Anne Marie Lom guides this weekend experience focused not only on St. Francis, but expect time in Community prayer, interaction with Sisters and service to others. Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 with any questions. Register at https://fscc-calledtobe.org/we-invite-you/retreat-registration/

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

Franciscan Sisters and Carmelite Nuns invite you April 7, 2017 to a silent Discernment of Spirits retreat designed especially for you. Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola, OSF leads the retreat based on St. Ignatius’ discernment process to guide you in understanding God’s will for your life. 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, 2017 to a day specially designed to provide you with 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.  There is no cost for the retreat, but registration required. Click here to register: https://fscc-calledtobe.org/we-invite-you/retreat-registration/

Conversations on Consecrated Life

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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

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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.