Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall 2014 Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreats

It's time for some serious discernment. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to consider a Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreat NOW.

Expect personal and Community prayer, interactions with many Sisters and just an opportunity to be among us. We are flexible in accommodating your needs for travel.
 
Possible dates:  September 19-21, October 10-12
Note: Retreat begins at 7 p.m. and concludes on the closing day by 12:30 p.m.
Click  here to register.

Not quite what you were looking for...

Consider an opportunity for a vocation conversation where you live or a pilgrimage or pick your own date for a day of recollection. Click here.


 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Here's Some Good Franciscan Discernment Music

Are you seeking some music that would be helpful in your search for real meaning on your journey of life?
 
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to be enlightened and enjoy the free download On the Road to Human Being by Kerry Patrick Clark. Click here.
 
Discerning Vocation Journey as Temporary Professed August continues to be the month of Clare.  A bright light, St. Clare moves us to express the deepest thanks to our glorious God for our own unique calling. With light-hearted steps, may each of us find divine joy in growing in our humanness as we follow our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Let us know your thoughts on the song and feel free to contact us if we can be of help to you in a vocation conversation along the way.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Visit with Franciscan Sisters in Austin Fall 2014

Wanting to talk to someone about Consecrated Life? Feeling at home with the stories and life of St. Francis? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity will be in Austin, TX in Fall 2014. Dates TBA.

We look forward to vocation conversations and would happily plan on visiting with you or you and your friends as well. Contact us here or call/text 920.323.9632.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Here are More Franciscan Consecrated Life Discernment Invitations

Are you looking for an experience to discern Franciscan Consecrated Life? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to consider any one of these possible opportunities to get to know us while having time to contemplate God's goodness in your own life.

Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreats

Join smaller groups of our Franciscan Sisters during their yearly silent retreat at our Motherhouse, 2409 S. Alverno Rd Manitowoc, WI. Expect to attend conferences, have personal prayer time, while having some moments to learn and share with others of our Sisters not on retreat. We hope to offer an opportunity of discernment of our life of prayer, community life and ministry.
Possible dates:  August 17-19, August 21-23
Note: Retreat begins at 7 p.m. and concludes on the closing day by 12:30 p.m.
Click  here to register.

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.

Pilgrimage to Founding Place of Our Sisters and Our Lady of Good Help Shrine, Champion, WI

St. Francis used 'on the road' time as his personal prayer time to discern God's action in his life. You may find answers as well. Experience Franciscan Consecrated Life at our Motherhouse while also traveling to Clarks Mills, WI, our treasured spot of our founding as Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and later pray at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI, dear to our Sisters whose families have trusted in Mary's nearness in their lives. Let us know what time works for you and your friends. Click here to contact us.
 

Anticipate and Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis

We invite you to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with us October 3-5, 2014. Arrive by 6 p.m. on Friday evening and arrange to depart by 12:30 on Sunday, October 5. Dates and times can be flexible for travel needs. Contact us if this sounds like a dream come true for you.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

More Opportunities for Houston Discernment Conversations on Consecrated Life

As we announced in our previous post, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity will be in Houston the evening of July 5 through July 8. We will be having a table July 7, 2014 at Café Catholica at St. Michael Parish, Houston when Cardinal DiNardo speaks on Pope Francis Evangelli Gaudium.

In addition, we are invited by the young adults from St. Anne Parish to present on the topic: Eucharistic Adoration to Action (with some prayer time built into the experience.) Plan on 5-8 p.m. for the evening event. We will begin with the 5 p.m. Sunday Mass joining the St. Anne Community followed by a bit of social and talk.

Most of all, we continue to look forward to conversations on Franciscan Consecrated Life with you and/or your friends at your favorite coffee house or another setting where you feel comfortable. Contact us here or call/text Sister Julie Ann at 920.323.9632. We really look forward to meeting you. (Photo: Benjamin Wideman, The Compass, Green Bay, WI)
 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Houston Discernment Conversations on Consecrated Life

Here's an opportunity that may be just for you.

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity will be in Houston the evening of July 5 through July 8. We will be having a table July 7, 2014 at Café Catholica at St. Michael Parish, Houston when Cardinal DiNardo speaks on Pope Francis Evangelli Gaudium and perhaps will be in another parish for a young adult event some time during our stay.

Most of all, we would enjoy having conversations 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.

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Imitation Important to Discerning a Call to Be a Franciscan Sister

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Mother Generose Cahill offered wisdom on the value of imitation when desiring to make difficult actions back in 1954. It is continues to be relevant today.



One of the chief values of imitation lies in the fact that through it the person's capacity for difficult actions is revealed  to himself. He sees others doing great things, he tries and succeeds. The revelation of power in himself is a pleasure, the consciousness of success is a stimulus to repeat the action and make it more perfect. Thus his own strength, skill and versatility are revealed to himself and cultivated in lines he would otherwise deem far beyond his power.

Another value of imitation is well expressed by a French critic of Rousseau's doctrine when he says, 'The deepest springs of action in us is the sight of action in others-The spectacle of effort is what awakens and sustains our own effort. No runner running all alone on a race-track will find in his own will the power of stimulation which his rivalry with other runners incites, when he feels them at his heels, about to pass.'

Imitation is the basis of memory, imagination, thought and emotion, and as there can be no education without the development of these...growth is always by action; he clothes upon himself the scenes of his life and acts them out; so he grows in what he is .



If you are feeling called to make a decision re: your own vocation, we invite you to contact us here.