Friday, January 30, 2015

Franciscan Sisters Offer Year of Consecrated Life Convent Open Houses

Did you ever wonder what happens behind convent walls? Come and see.
To celebrate this Year of Consecrated Life announced by Pope Francis, you and your family are invited to Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity convents in AZ, NE, MS and WI on February 8, 2015. Expect a tour, quiet time for prayer in chapels for those who wish, refreshments and visiting with our Sisters.
Click here for further information or call us at 920.323.9632 for confirmation of times and places.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Invitation for 'An Intimate Journey of Relationship With God' Retreat

It's a February 13-15, 2015 Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreat with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. The theme is 'The Intimate Journey of Relationship With God'. Young, single Catholic women desiring to experience Franciscan life are welcome!

If you can, join us at 5:45 p.m. for the Friday evening meal, recreation and night prayer at our Motherhouse, 2409 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc, WI.

During the weekend you can expect many opportunities to hear our Sisters own love stories with their All Good God. St. Francis' understanding of relationships, especially his relationship with God and His Mother Mary will become an important focus of the days.  

Please complete our retreat registration form
For any further questions, call Sister Julie Ann 920.323.9632.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What is Franciscan Poverty?

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity share a portion of our Community Constitutions to answer the question 'what is Franciscan poverty?' This is a first of a series of discernment helps that give a better understanding of how we live consecrated life, in particular the vow of poverty. This question comes from a recent visit with a young woman.

Poverty, voluntarily embraced for the sake of following Christ, expresses our commitment to live poor in fact and in spirit as a response to the Gospel. We place our treasure and our hearts in God.

By our poverty we gladly submit to the common law of work through which we share in the creative activity of God by using  the talents He gave us in manual and intellectual endeavors to build the new earth.

While work is our means of support, we do not labor for personal gain, profit, or the satisfaction of wants. We witness to the human meaning of work, embracing it with liberty of spirit for the praise of God and as a service of love for others. As Franciscans our labor is characterized by trust in God, humility, courtesy and joy..

We live in moderation and in total dependence concerning the use and disposition of temporal goods. As a gospel community we hold all things in common, and we share what we have with one another and with those in need.