How about a Franciscan Discernment Retreat this Lent?

The Season of Lent encourages all of us to heart-felt prayer and solitude, true discernment. It's a perfect time to gaze, consider and contemplate the Lord, while trying to walk in Jesus footprints. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are offering virtual experiences that others have found helpful in their relationship with Christ.

Called to Pray with Saints Francis and Clare

Franciscan Zoom Retreat to assist with discerning a call to Franciscan Prayer and Life

Date: March 19-21

Who: young women ages 20-34 with discerning hearts

Schedule: Conference each evening @6:30 PM

Individual appoints with director daily when you are available

By immersing ourselves into the prayer of Saints Francis and Clare, we will unfold how God is working in our lives in this twenty-first century. Expectations: at least one half hour of prayer in addition to the conference and individual appointment attendance at each conference willingness to view posted materials as time permits. Participants are limited to a smaller number to insure a more thoughtful retreat and one and one time with Sister Anne Marie. 

To Register:

Silent Guided Scripture Retreat

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Jacqueline Spaniola would like to offer a Silent Guided Scripture Retreat to you in your own home through Zoom. Expect to focus on the Holy Spirit’s action in our lives as helper and guide in all decision making.

Retreat is 3-full days (Friday 6 PM CST to Monday 6:30 PM CST). This is an extended weekend. You will need to plan prayer times on Monday.

Possible Dates
  • March 19-22
  • April 30-May 3 (After Easter)
Men and Women LIMIT 18

6 PM CST Friday – Zoom session to go over the rhythm of the reteat. Followed by an introduction to begin the silent retreat

8:30 AM Saturday, Sunday and Monday – Zoom session- Sister Jacqueline will give an introduction to your prayer time (30-60 minutes).

Prayer time follows the introduction.

AFTERNOON Saturday, Sunday and Monday – Zoom – you will have Spiritual Direction at an appointed time with your Spiritual Director. Prayer time follows the Spiritual Direction session (30-60 minutes)

6 PM CST Saturday, Sunday we will gather on Zoom to pray night prayer (10-15 minutes)

5:30 PM CST on Monday we will gather to share graces and to evaluate the retreat.

If you feel this retreat is a good fit for you, please click the link and register for the weekend that is best for you:

NOTE: Retreats are open to a limited number of retreatants. We encourage you to sign up early to insure being part of this spiritual experience.

If you have any questions, please call or text Sister Jacqueline at 906-231-6862. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are grateful for our collaboration with St. Albert the Great Catholic Campus Ministry, Houghton, Michigan and Northern Michigan University Campus Ministry, Marquette, Michigan. Father Dustin Larson ,Father Thomas Merkel and Sister Julie Ann Sheahan are also assisting with the retreat.