Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are again anticipating their February 17-19, 2012 Discernment Retreat. Click here for details. Realizing that a Franciscan vocation decision includes community life and selfless service to others, we share some of Sister Henrietta Mean's experiential wisdom as a member of our congregation.
Reflecting on my Community life and ministry, it has been a truly joyous journey. The hundred-fold the Lord said would be ours is that and more. Having known so many beautiful people and having the opportunities of sharing God's love and word is a humbling experience. Being of service to so many people and cultures is enriching and awesome. Our lives give testimony to the unending flow of Divine Love. It demands trust and dependence on God. I learned that strength from prayer is a vital part of each and every day.
If I were asked which of the missions I enjoyed the best, I would be unable to answer. Each had the beauty of its people and culture, enriching me in so many ways. Collectively these missions have a beauty of their own, which you take with you as you leave and it becomes a part of you forever.