Discernment Stories

Called to be a Franciscan Sister

Do you like to hear others’ talk about following God’s call to be women religious? As in the life of St. Francis, God’s call is personal and yet, built on the needs of others. God gently guides us, yet allows us free to choose. God loves us and desires our happiness.

My love for my vocation started early on my life and continues day after day. I was most fortunate to grow up in our wonderful Catholic family.”

-Sister Teresa Luetkenhaus

My vocation was a surprise when I first became aware. Over the years of saying yes to the call to religious life, my life has been one of purpose, meaning and satisfaction.”

-Sister Carol Ann Gambsky

Because I came from a small, close family, it was very difficult for me to follow my call. After I did, our Lord was very kind to me in that I never doubted my vocation.”

-Sister Frances Ann Longo

We invite you to find encouragement in some of our own Franciscan Sisters’ stories.

Postulant Colleen Called from Wisconsin

Postulant Tricia’s Call Nurtured by Ohio Parish

Postulant Megan Called to Pursue Videography or Vows

Postulant Megan’s podcasts

Sister Pamela Catherine’s Discernment Journey

Sister Alanna Called to Be a Franciscan Sister and a Nurse

How St. Edward Parish Mackville, WI Became a Vocation Seedbed

Franciscan Sister’s Call Began with a Pastor’s Prayer

How Sister Renita Became a Franciscan Sister

A Franciscan Sister of Chippewa Descent

Scripture Important to Franciscan Sister’s Discernment

 Franciscan Sisters Serve with Franciscan Friars in Greenwood, MS