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-Consecrated-Life-with-Franciscan-SistersDiscerning 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 Discernment of Spirits retreat Holy Spirit

Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola offers weekends of reflection based on St. Ignatian’s discernment process hoping to better guide you in seeking God’s will for your life at our Motherhouse, 2409 S. Alverno Rd, Manitowoc, WI.

(Begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday with evening meal and concludes on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.)

Expect to learn rules that others have applied in important decision making. Most free time will be in silence in order to pray and apply what you hear to your own life. For more information call or text 920-323-9632. Let us know your schedule and register for retreat here.

Silent Discernment of Spirits Day with CisterciansFSCC-Cistercian Retreat Flyer_042917_8.5x11_web

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and Cistercians Nuns invite you 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.

Saturday, April 29 at the Valley of Our Lady Cistercian Monastery, Prairie du Sac, WI.

Begins with 8:00 Mass (optional) and closes with 5:00 prayer. The Sisters and Nuns will gladly take time for questions and answers. There is no cost for the retreat, but registration required. Click here to register. To download poster click here: FSCC-Cistercian Retreat Flyer_042917.

Silent Discernment of Spirits Day with Carmelites

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and Carmelite Nuns invite you to a day specially designed to provide you with tools to discern your calling. Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola leads this day based on St. Ignatius’ rules of discernment to guide you in reflection on God’s will in your life.

Saturday, May 13 at Carmel in Iron Mountain MI

Begins with 7:00 Mass (optional) and closes by 5 p.m. The Sisters and Nuns will gladly take time for questions and answers. There is no cost for the retreat, but registration required. Click here to register.

Conversations on Consecrated Lifeconversations 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 HourFranciscan 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. Contact us.

Franciscan Sister ShadowingYoung 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 PostulantWe 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.