Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

Modern Lives. Sacred Traditions.


What did you say?

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

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. 

Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace

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

Tuning in to God, discernment

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

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?

Sister Amy: grateful for the ways I'm inspired to pray

The Holy Spirit is really good at getting my attention, inviting me to contemplation.

Let's celebrate 139 years of perpetual adoration!

139 years of perpetual adoration: rejoicing, ringing, reflecting and praying. 

"Yes" to God's invitation

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

Community, prayer, gift

Community gathers, grateful for prayers, all is gift!

Where are we going?

Road of discernment: your gifts and talents may be precious fuel for propelling us into the future.

Celebrating religious life renewed, perpetually professed

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

Diamonds in our midst

Commitment to prayer, service polishes their priceless lives.

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?

Service Saturday: mutuality at its core

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

Sister Amy's Six Word Mission Story

Journeying in the now to beckoning vocation: Sister Amy’s Six Word Mission Story.

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.

Awake and ready in discernment?

Discernment: How you wait is just as important as the waiting.

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.

Trying on your metaphorical lenses

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

Following Francis: the margins may be closer than you think

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

St. Clare of Assisi: model, mentor, friend

What if, like St. Clare, you lived your life steeped in prayer?

Doorways to celebration

Crossing 800 and 138-year-old thresholds to love, acceptance and forgiveness.

Grilling, chilling and discernment

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

Franciscan family reunions

Are you called to join a family of Franciscans working in service of the Gospel?

A jubilant life

The jubilee of your life: is discernment leading you to enjoy it rather than endure it?

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?

The chronos and kairos of our lives

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

Finding mystery in the fog

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


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