Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Franciscan January Women's Day: Mother of Mercy

To begin the new year, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are hosting a Saturday January 9, 2016 Women's Day: Mother of Mercy. Young women ages 12-30 are asked to invite their mother, sister, Grandmother or another relative or friend for some moments of reflection in the new year.

Presenters are Sister Anne Marie Lom and Kari Reindl. Cost is 2 for $15; 3 for $20 and 4 for $25. Please do invite others to enjoy the day with you. Event closes with a Sunday liturgy at 4 p.m. Other family members are welcome to join at this time. Call or text Sister Julie Ann 920-323-9632.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How Do You Meet a Franciscan Sister

How do you meet a Franciscan Sister? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity respond quickly to your request. Contact us via email or text 920-323-9632 to explore meeting for a vocation conversation. Here are some dates that you can easily join others already meeting with us:
  • November 14, 2015, Milwaukee Young Adult Encounter, Cousins Center; find us in the exhibit area giving out 'edible ears' and Franciscan Scripture Discernment Helps
  • November 21, 2015 St. Paul, MN; coffee house TBA
  • November 21, 2015 Greenwood, MS; St. Francis of Assisi Convent, 2603 Hwy 82E (Call or text Sister Annette 662-453-1221)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Meet the Franciscan Sisters

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are offering opportunities to meet us in areas near you.
Here's an invitation from our Sisters at St. Francis of Assisi Convent, Greenwood, MS. Call or text Sister Annette 662-453-1221 to reserve a spot.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Franciscan Sister Offers Retreat on Discernment of Spirits

Are you a 20 something young woman discerning if God is calling you to religious life or to married life? Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola is offering a silent retreat October 16-18, 2015 based on St. Ignatian's discernment process hoping to better guide you in seeking God's will for your life.

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. There will be talking at meals and some discussions. Begins Friday at 6 p.m. and ends after a noon meal on Sunday. The retreat is being held at the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse. For more information call or text 920-323-9632. Register for retreat here.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Franciscan 20 Something Retreat: '...what I long for with all my heart'

Are you a young woman discerning the deepest yearnings of your heart? Franciscan Sisters invite you to our Manitowoc, WI Motherhouse for an opportunity to learn more about the longings of St. Francis and St. Clare. Enter into personal prayer times and use your own personal times for additional prayer and spiritual reading. Experience community moments as they happen e.g. prayer, meals and service.

Everything about this retreat is intended to help deepen your awareness of your own faith relationship with God as well as learn more about our Franciscan way of life. You will meet many Franciscan Sisters. Each uniquely witnessing what consecrated life means to them.

Retreat begins the opening day at 6 p.m. and closes the third day at 12:30 p.m.
September 11-13
October 2-4
October 23-25
 (Dates and times can be adapted to fit your time and travel commitments e.g. week days,  pick ups from Green Bay or Milwaukee airports or Milwaukee Amtrak. If you are interested in meeting our Sisters some place near you, contact us!)

Click here to register. Call or text 920-323-9632 to talk with Sister Julie Ann.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Experience a Transformative Franciscan Sisters Discernment Retreat

Are you in need of a silent summer break to consider a call to be a Franciscan Sister?
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to join some of our Sisters in retreat August 9-14, 2015 at our Motherhouse in Manitowoc, WI. Come for 1-4 days as your own schedule allows.

The theme is 'Make us Instruments of Peace: Reflections on the Peace Prayer'. Expect to be centered on the popular and well-loved Peace Prayer. Storytelling and humor bring to life the message of Jesus’ words to us, his disciples today. Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM leads this retreat which includes opportunities for Eucharist, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and other communal prayer. Special times will be arranged for conversations with our Sisters not on retreat.  Click here to register.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Consider Your Franciscan Calling in Solitude

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.
Franciscan Sisters discerning young woman
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite young women to join our Sisters in a restful silent retreat where you need not say a word except for liturgical prayer for 1-5 days.
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Expect two conferences a day, Morning and Evening Prayer, availability for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and optional one on one spiritual direction. Walk in nature. Most importantly, open your heart to God who loves you with an everlasting love. Click here to find out dates and register. Or call/text 920-323-9632 to talk to Sister Julie Ann.