Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

Modern Lives. Sacred Traditions.


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.

Mantle of grief

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

A promise to build a new life upon

By choosing to distract ourselves from listening—particularly when we are called to rise to the potential already within us—we can hide from God.

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.

Love beyond measure

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

Service Saturday: mutuality at its core

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

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?

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.

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.

Surrendering to the task at hand

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

Earthquakes: when ground is no longer solid

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

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.

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?

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

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


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