Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

Modern Lives. Sacred Traditions.


A transformative moment

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

Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace

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

Crisis reveals goodness

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

Viewing relationships in a discernment eclipse

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

Sister Katie: ordinary day, invitation to pray

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

What if it's you?

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

Unpredictability, overwhelming beauty coexist

Discernment: soaking up spring storms and the greening world around us.

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.

Commitment doesn't emerge overnight

Are you ready to allow God--not a stagnant statue of your own creation--to be the form you follow?

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.

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?

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

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

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.

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.

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.

Documenting discernment

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

Bridges of peace built with prayer

Are you building bridges 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.

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?

Stop. Look up.

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

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?

The chronos and kairos of our lives

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

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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