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?
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.
Experience Franciscan life. Franciscan Sister Anne Marie Lom facilitates the March 3-5, 2017 weekend with prayer, sharing and opportunities with interaction with the Sisters. Begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. and concludes Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Expect a time of service of working on quilts for Africa. Contact us here. Call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 for more information.
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.
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.
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
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
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.