Vocation Discernment Retreat Notes: Contemplating St. Clare Woman of Prayer

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offered a 'St. Clare Woman of Prayer' Discernment Retreat on June 24-26, 2012. Young women arrived as our Sister jubilarians' guests were departing from a day of celebration. A joyous spirit of gratitude for God's faithfulness filled the Motherhouse.

An outline of some retreat resources and activities:
  • Letters of St. Clare to Agnes, a young woman, desiring to give herself to Jesus in the Church as Clare did.
  • Reflection on Clare's love for the Eucharistic Lord and the San Damiano Crucifix
  • Personal Prayer time of significant length for reflection in chapel or in various places on our Motherhouse grounds
  • Processions to invite Mary's intercession at our Lourdes Grotto outside and visit to Our Lady of Good Help Shrine
  • Lake Michigan ice cream stop
  • Introducing St. Clare's favorite way to pray: gaze upon Christ, consider Christ, contemplate Christ, imitate Christ
  • Franciscan Crown
  • St. Francis' 'Exhortation to the Praises of God'


Anonymous said…
It helped me to understand this time of transition... being 'ok' with the process of discernment and open to where God is leading me.
Anonymous said…
Allowed me time to rest, reflect and wrestle over some things which was a need. So it touched me by giving me the break I don't give myself often enough.
Anonymous said…
I was really excited to learn the prayer of St. Francis and Clare. This is definitely something I will try to do more often expecially since It is a method that can be used throughout your day. I really feel more at peace with my vocation, whatever it might be. I am prepared to let the Lord pursue me.