Why Make a Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreat

Sister Leslie, a Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Novice, invites you to a Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreat Nov. 4-6, 2011 in Manitowoc, WI. Other dates to consider are Feb. 17-19 or May 18-20, 2012. Begiin a conversation with our Vocation office today by clicking here.

A weekend is two days or two-and-a-half if you count Friday evening. Often, in this fast paced world, our weekends go by quickly and we might not even remember what we did. However, a well-spent weekend might leave us feeling fulfilled.

A weekend spent on a Vocation Discernment Retreat with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity (click on link to register on-line) is almost guaranteed to be a fulfilling weekend, and it is a guarantee that a weekend spent on a retreat with these Franciscan Sisters will not go by unnoticed.

Each retreat has a different focus. As a result each retreat provides different spiritual gifts. Discernment retreats with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity provide opportunities to receive the sacraments, pray, enjoy bonfires, hike, share with other young woman, with the Sisters, and spend time with young women in religious formation. I also feel that the retreats are very peaceful and a wonderful time to step away from “normal life”. We need to take some time to breathe and to let the Holy Spirit work in our lives in whatever way He chooses.

As a novice, I feel that I got to know the community before I entered it through the discernment retreats. Through the retreats I came to know that the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity truly strive to live the Gospel in their daily lives. I also learned that they care deeply for the natural world that God has provided for us.

They are especially connected to Silver Lake, which is located in their back yard, and to the east, Lake Michigan which is an important resource for Wisconsin.

The more retreats I came to the more I learned about the personality of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and the more I realized how well my own personality fit in. Come for a weekend and let the Lord love you. (Website: www.fscc-calledtobe.org Contact us today!)

He [Francis] used whatever he could to arouse his friars to be zealous in prayer. For whether walking or sitting, inside or outside, working or resting, he was so intent on prayer that he seemed to have dedicated to it not only his heart and body but also all his effort and time. -St. Bonaventure


Sister Mary Ann said…
Sister Leslie,
It is a joy to be part of this Franciscan journey with you as you follow Jesus in the footprints of Francis and Clare!!!!