Called to Be a Postulant

Summoned to join Jesus on this new path, the journey continues at our Motherhouse. Postulants receive regular personal guidance, group instruction, formal guidance in prayer and pray with us at Eucharist, Morning and Evening Prayer. After dialogue about interests, insights and gifts, young women begin academic and spiritual preparation for participation in ministry. Experiences of seeing first hand our varied ways of serving in education, health care and in parishes also helps to clarify a future direction in ministry.

What’s it really like to be a Postulant?

It is a life style change, but a good one. It’s learning a lot about Community life and Prayer life. This brings us closer together and closer to God. So all is Great! – Tricia

I am the clay He is the Potter, the Divine Potter. To be a Postulant is like a unique transformative shaping-to be filled with His son, for the greater glory of God. -Colleen

Being a Postulant is a Spirit-filled adventure. I enjoy being part of a active community where I can serve in various areas while also studying and growing in my relationship with Jesus. Please do visit us if you are feeling nudged by the Holy Spirit. There are so many Sisters here who will welcome you, and with the various personalities, it truly is okay to be the woman Jesus has created you to be. -Megan

Desire to hear more? Visit our CalledtobeFranciscan YouTube Channel for Megan’s podcasts and others that picture what life is like when called to be a Franciscan Sister.

What else can I expect?

Around the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Postulants receive the Insignia, the Franciscan coat of arms with Jesus and St. Francis’ hands  crossed in blessing. They have a home visit with family and friends at Christmas and a few weeks in May. Families also visit in the fall and spring at our Motherhouse.Before Reception into the Novitiate in June there is a silent retreat.

Is there something you would like to know?

It is not unusual to wonder about many things when discerning a life direction. Click here and ask us your question or message Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity on facebook.