Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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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?

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. 

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.

"Yes" to God's invitation

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

Diamonds in our midst

Commitment to prayer, service polishes their priceless lives.

What if it's you?

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

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.

Freezing and thawing: potholes surfacing in discernment

Jesus showed us how to navigate potholes in discernment.

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?

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.

I have no magic words

How long will this take? How will I know?

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?

Unplugged

Running from silence: when we plug in are we silencing God?

Earthquakes: when ground is no longer solid

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

Bridges of peace built with prayer

Are you building bridges in discernment?

St. Clare of Assisi: model, mentor, friend

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

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.

Franciscan family reunions

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

Listening with a discerning ear

Sometimes we have to wait in a state of contemplative silence to really know what to do next ... 

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 ...


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