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 ages 18-35 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?
Franciscan Sisters and Sauk Rapids, MN Poor Clares Collaborate for a Silent Discernment of Spirits Day
For 20 something Catholic women discerning God’s call to religious life or to married life:
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and the Poor Clares offer an October 8, 2016 Silent Discernment of Spirits Day Retreat at the Poor Clare Monastery, Sauk Rapids, MN.
Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola leads the retreat, based on St. Ignatius’ discernment process to guide you in understanding God’s will for your life.
Mass at 7 a.m. (optional). Retreat begins at 8:30 a.m. Prayer times of the Poor Clares will be observed by all present. Talks will take place in the monastery visiting parlor. The Sisters and Nuns will gladly take time for questions and answers.
For more information Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.
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Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat
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.
November 11-13 (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.
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 of Christian Charity invite all teens and young adults to join us for a Holy Hour Sunday at San Xavier Mission San Juan Diego Chapel, Tucson AZ including Liturgy of the Hours. For dates and more information: call Sister Mary Ann 920-973-9903.
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.
Are you a student in high school or college?
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite young women of college and high school age to Camp Franciscan at our Motherhouse, Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, WI. Interested in friendship, creativity, prayer, sacraments, St. Francis, and lots of fun consider: Camp Franciscan 2017. Watch for more information in January. Health assessment forms will be sent to you from Sister Anne, our camp NP.
Consider a Catholic Vocation with Franciscan Sisters
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