Saturday, October 15, 2016

November Discernment of Spirits Retreat: Seek God's Will

Desiring to seek God's will for your life? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to consider our November 11-13 Discernment of Spirits Retreat in WI.
Sister Jacqueline Spaniola leads the weekend of reflection based on St. Ignatian’s discernment process at our Motherhouse, 2409 S. Alverno Rd, Manitowoc, WI.

What do other young women say about the retreat?
  • A greater awareness of the depth and stages of discernment
  • I really enjoyed praying with the Sisters.
  • It was really amazing and I can't think of anything to improve the experience.
  • It touched my heart and helped to make things more clear.
  • Teachings were helpful-then to have quiet time to reflect.
  • Brought back things that happened in my life and how God was workingBegins Friday with an evening meal at 5:30 p.m. 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.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Franciscan Sisters and Sauk Rapids, MN Poor Clares Collaborate for a Silent Discernment of Spirits Day

Three Saints, Two Orders, One Retreat

The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and the Poor Clares offer a Silent Discernment of Spirits Day Retreat at the Poor Clare Monastery in Sauk Rapids, MN on Saturday, October 8th.

The retreat is geared toward 20-something Catholic women discerning God’s call to religious life or to married life.
Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola leads the retreat, based on St. Ignatius’ discernment process to guide you in understanding God’s will for your life.
Mass is at 7 a.m. (optional). Retreat begins at 8:30 a.m. Prayer times of the Poor Clares will be observed by all present.
The Sisters and Nuns will gladly take time for questions and answers.
Click here for a podcast on the Discernment of Spirits Retreat and registration.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Discernment Retreat: Seeing with the Eyes of St. Francis

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to consider our September Discernment Retreat.

Seeing with the Eyes of St. Francis
A Discernment Retreat for Catholic Women
September 16–18, 2016
Friday, 5:30 p.m.–Sunday, 12:30 p.m
Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, WI
Is God calling you to become Franciscan Sister?
We invite you contemplate what was important to St. Francis especially his relationship with God
and others. A special discernment retreat led by Sr. Anne Marie Lom includes time for prayer and
reflection, as well as joining us in a Beach Sweep for ‘Sister Water’ at Lake Michigan.

Call or text Sister Julie Ann 920-323-9632
or register:
If this weekend is not convenient, let us know a time that works for you.

Help us distribute our retreat flyers. Click here. Find the retreat on our listing.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Desiring an August Silent Discernment of Spirits Vocation Retreat

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are offering an August 12-14, 2016 Silent Discernment of Spirits Retreat. Click here to fill out the registration form.

Sister Jacqueline Spaniola offers practical discernment rules from St. Ignatius of Loyola in the atmosphere of our Wisconsin Motherhouse. Expect significant time for silent prayer and input that will help in all decision making, but especially in pondering one's vocation. Call or text Sister Julie Ann 920-323-9632.

Note: If August is not good timing for you, consider a coming September 16-18, 2016 Franciscan Service Retreat at the Motherhouse. Or ponder a collaborative Discernment of Spirits day long retreat with us and the Sauk Rapids, MN Poor Clares in MN October 8, 2016.  Call or text Sister Julie Ann for more information.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Franciscan Sisters' Summer Retreat Offerings

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity continue summer offerings for those dealing with questions on vocation discernment. Summer is a good time to seek more deeply God's will for one's life.

Here are July possibilities:

July 6-8: Walk with Franciscan Sisters to places of significance in our history. Expect an 18 mile experience complete with Mass at St. Mary Church, Clarks Mills, WI. Find here a historical marker that continues to tell the story of our founding in 1869. Come Wednesday for Evening Prayer and a blessing of pilgrims. Stay overnight on Thursday and enjoy a concert to close the pilgrimage in honor of our Sister Lorna Zemke. Call or text Sister Julie Ann (920-323-9632).

July 15-17: Begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation on the history of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. Saturday have time for personal prayer and hear a presentation on Good Health: Making Small Changes...for Lasting Results. Learn how small changes in our daily routine can reap big benefits for our overall health. This presentation by Barb Backus and Sister Anne will provide information and practical suggestions to help anyone stay well or improve our health. Sunday guests will be present for the renewal of vows of our Sisters in Temporary Profession. Call or text Sister Julie Ann (920-323-9632).

For more August options, call or text Sister Julie Ann (920-323-9632)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Franciscan Sisters Retreat offers Silence and Ignatian Wisdom

Would it be helpful to learn time-tested advice to discern your unique call from God? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are offering a special spring discernment retreat for you and other young women. (Yes, you are not alone. 4 young women have already signed up to come!)

What can you expect? Sister Jacqueline Spaniola will present practical helps from St. Ignatius of Loyola's own Discernment of Spirits. Silence will help focus on our relationship with God and others. Our Motherhouse in Manitowoc, WI provides a Franciscan setting complete with prayerful chapels, healthy meals and places to walk outside in nature.

To register, click here. If you can't come this weekend, but would like to attend a future weekend, click here or call Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632. Let us know how we can help.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring and Summer Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreats and More

With the Easter Season comes a renewed sense of mission to discover God's will! Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are eager to meet you on the road or to welcome you among us at Holy Family Convent, 2409 S Alverno Road, Manitowoc, WI.
Choose an experience that fits you!

Discernment of Spirits Retreat

May 27-29, 2016

Silent Retreat with Franciscan Sisters and Father Maury Smith OFM

June 22-24, 2016

Franciscan Sisters First Ever “Mini-Camino” Pilgrimage

July 6-8, 2016

Silent Retreat with Franciscan Sisters and Father Niles Kaufman OFM

August 20-22 or 22-24, 2016

Or are you desiring time to just talk with Franciscan Sisters? Ask us about a coffee house visit where you live or Camp Franciscan. Call Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.
To register for one of the above offerings, click here. To download a flyer, click here.