Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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A transformative moment

In discernment, abundance is recognizing that God provides more than we could ever consume.

Sister Sue: nature is prayer

Creation, says Sister Sue, is a small footprint of God's capacity.

What did you say?

From novice to the common good: the language of discerning religious life.

Sister Antona: comfort, joy and security in prayer

"I thank God daily," says Sister Antona, "for His companionship and love."

Discernment: clothed in your own uniqueness

Call to mind the boldness of wearing orange when the world encourages you to blend in.

Action vs. contemplation in discernment?

Active vs. contemplative discernment: visiting communities and meeting sisters equally essential as praying for wisdom and direction.

Crisis reveals goodness

Walking together — through life changers like discernment — takes courage and conviction but also generates power to shape the future.

Imagination inspires vision in discernment

Discernment: imagining yourself in new climates, cultures an invitation from God. 

Viewing relationships in a discernment eclipse

What happens when parents, friends experience their own moments of obscurity in your discernment?

New horizons ahead

What would happen if you contacted the community whose website is open in your browser?

Sister Celesta: Prayer

When the helping hand comes, that's my answer.

"Yes" to God's invitation

Witness what it means to walk the Gospel-centered journey of life as a religious sister.

Celebrating religious life renewed, perpetually professed

Sisters Kristin and Laurie celebrate religious vows: rejoice and pray with us!

What if it's you?

The circle of discernment: even wider when you consider that the whole Catholic church is praying for you.

Mary and our "Yes" to mystery

When we say "Yes" to vocation we—like Mary—must walk the road, learning as we go, trusting God is always there.

Kindness: we are all called to be Esther

On the Lenten road of kindness and spiritual growth, Esther is a model for discerners.

Freezing and thawing: potholes surfacing in discernment

Jesus showed us how to navigate potholes in discernment.

Love beyond measure

Love: it's also what discernment—and religious life—are all about.

Open eyes can change world views

What if your dream is the one the world needs now?

Transforming the power of snow

Is it snowing in your world of discernment?

Resolutions and reflection in discernment

Trust—on the days you feel like you aren't measuring up to your discernment resolutions—in the power of prayer.

Thankfulness, flaming rolls and the illusion of perfection

Leaving your illusions at the door: who you are and why God calls you to discern religious life.

Discerning in the face of fear

God recognizes and welcomes us, costumed or not.

Trying on your metaphorical lenses

Religious discernment: scrutinizing, eliminating and finding the right fit.

Surrendering to the task at hand

Have you invited God into the task you're putting off?

Documenting discernment

Journaling by hand or tweeting by phone: are you documenting your discernment?

Unplugged

Running from silence: when we plug in are we silencing God?

Earthquakes: when ground is no longer solid

Discerning through the dust of spiritual earthquakes: a readiness and responsiveness to what becomes unearthed.

Bridges of peace built with prayer

Are you building bridges in discernment?

Praying through the storms of the heart

Are external sources determining your interior disposition in discernment?

Peace in the midst of unrest

Discerning in a hurting world: when our faith asks us, in difficult times, to look again.

Stop. Look up.

Allow beauty to seep into your soul ... reflect on things bigger than ourselves.

Use words when necessary

Words, vows, renewing commitment: what does your life call you to today?

On the road of discernment?

When I am discerning I’m not always sure where I’m going, and often times someone else is driving. That someone else may be God ...

Push, pull and go with the flow

Traveling through the waters of discernment


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