Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

Modern Lives. Sacred Traditions.


Sister Sue: nature is prayer

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

Sister Antona: comfort, joy and security in prayer

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

Sister Rita Mae: painting as prayer

Sister Rita Mae Fischer finds sanctuary, centering, connection and courage in the heartache of death through painting.

Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace

What would happen if we woke up and fostered peace and positivity instead of hate and greed?

Sister Karolyne: God's sacred creation in morning and evening prayer

Simple and natural and wonderful, the astronomical gifts of all creation call Sister Karolyne twice daily to most profound prayer. 

Tuning in to God, discernment

Sister Amy, in her own discernment, found that "Each community carried individual tones and music of life."

Sister Sharon: Letters to God

"A letter to God," writes Sister Sharon in Franciscan Way, "turned out not to be penance at all."

Imagination inspires vision in discernment

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

Sister Katie: ordinary day, invitation to pray

Intimacy with God is not separate from day-to-day life.

New horizons ahead

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

Sister Kathy: The cup and the tube

"Good Morning Jesus" -- my soul's connection with the presence of God.

Obituaries and celebrating St. Clare

Your obituary: will it speak to your courage, service, voice, gifts?

Prayer anniversary sparks compassion

As each bell chimed, my vision of the world widened; I've prayed for people around the globe.

Diamonds in our midst

Commitment to prayer, service polishes their priceless lives.

Distraction

What are you finding within the diversion of distraction in discernment?

What if it's you?

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

Mantle of grief

Easter alleluias always come: God will not abandon you on your discernment journey.

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.

Love beyond measure

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

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

Will you be part of the next generation of consecrated life?

Service Saturday: mutuality at its core

Service and discernment: are you open to the idea that God co-creates with you the future?

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.

The hope and conversion in Christmas

The clear invitation of the Advent season: amidst the work make way for hope in our hearts, hope in discernment.

Discerning in the face of fear

God recognizes and welcomes us, costumed or not.

Following Francis: the margins may be closer than you think

Searching and serving--every day--those on the periphery.

Documenting discernment

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

Grilling, chilling and discernment

Are you nurturing the coals and fanning the flames of discernment?

Jesus under wraps

Would your life be different if Jesus and your relationship and your beliefs were unwrapped?

Use words when necessary

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

Trailblazers and touchstones along the path

Who are the trailblazers in your life? Are you willing to go where God leads?

Threshold moments

How are you dealing with the storms of life that can be part of discernment?

Push, pull and go with the flow

Traveling through the waters of discernment

Let's begin with your story ... and a step

Your journey to religious life starts with your story... and a step. 

Finding mystery in the fog

Relying on the now moment to find mystery in the fog.


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