Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

Modern Lives. Sacred Traditions.

FSPA at RE Congress 2018 ... Rise Up!

Sisters Amy and Kathy reached out to hundreds of people with "Discernment of signs along the way: your story of service in the Catholic Church" at the recent Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.

What inspires Sister Sue about religious life today?

"The time is blooming with opportunity, and craving what we have to offer."

What inspires Sister Janet about about religious life today?

"The trust lay people put in me with their personal lives." 

These are our own Meribah moments

How can the invitation to discern help you develop your own heart of flesh?

Temptation and transformation in the desert

God guides us to explore the depths of vocational discernment even in the most dreaded circumstances, with us as we confront the temptations that threaten our fidelity to live in communion with God.

Hearts and ashes

When desire to be of service is present, are we ready to love like Christ?

1,080 years of religious life

Let the 2018 FSPA Jubilee celebrations begin!

Turn your back or open your arms to discernment?

Will we live with eyes wide open or avert our glance, ignoring our brothers and sisters in need?

Discovery in discernment: breakthroughs of mind and heart

Like a scientific finding, discernment starts with a question.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the joy and inspiration of discernnment in 2018 and a lifetime to come.

Beacons of hope

Spiritual blisters: symbols of joy discovered in risking the journey.


Discipline and commitment in our hearts: not just in Lent but Advent and discernment too.

Journey of Advent

How is your discernment part of the pilgrimage experience? Are you willing to enter the passage?

A transformative moment

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

What did you say?

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

Discernment: clothed in your own uniqueness

Call to mind the boldness of wearing orange when the world encourages you to blend in.

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?

Intuition: an essential tool for home improvement and discernment

There may not be assembly instructions for completing the perfect household project or the future, discernment included.

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?

New horizons ahead

What would happen if you contacted the community whose website is open in your browser?

Obituaries and celebrating St. Clare

Your obituary: will it speak to your courage, service, voice, gifts?

Life as a nun today: FSPA can relate

FSPA: living modern lives, sacred traditions.

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.

"Yes" to God's invitation

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

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.

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.

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?

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

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

Open eyes can change world views

What if your dream is the one the world needs now?

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.

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?

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.

Carrying the wounds of the cross

How is your life marked--celebrated--as a discerning follower of Jesus?

Peace in the midst of unrest

Discerning in a hurting world: when our faith asks us, in difficult times, to look again.

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?

Seeing discernent from new heights

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

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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