Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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Sister Anita: the soul searching question

Calling through quiet to her innermost spirit and that of God, and listening "to find the courage and RESPOND" is, for Sister Anita, prayer. 

Action vs. contemplation in discernment?

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

Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace

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

Sister Georgia: A morning offering

May the warmth of the cup, transferred to my hands, be a reminder of the warmth and love I am to extend to all who I meet today.

Viewing relationships in a discernment eclipse

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

Prayer anniversary sparks compassion

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

Distraction

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

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.

Grumbling through the desert of discernment

Traveling through your own Egypt experience for the cool waters of friendship, understanding and companionship in discernment.

Kindness: we are all called to be Esther

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

Love beyond measure

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

Sharing courage to walk in darkness and light

Does love want others to lose in order for someone to win?

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.

Advent light and joy: the vocation that may shine from deep inside you

The searing questions we hear on the lips of Jesus are held in tension with this sense of Advent joy.

Following the light

Discernment: following the light of daily reflection

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.

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?

Blisters, discipline, perseverance and joy

Olympics and religious discernment: to win not a gold medal but a relationship with God, you don't have to be a skilled athlete of prayer.

Jesus under wraps

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

The chronos and kairos of our lives

How does your calendar tell the story of chronos and kairos in your life?

Seeing discernent from new heights

Ask yourself: are you seeing discernment from new heights? A different point of view?

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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