Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

Modern Lives. Sacred Traditions.


Action vs. contemplation in discernment?

Active vs. contemplative discernment: visiting communities and meeting sisters equally essential as praying for wisdom and direction.

Tuning in to God, discernment

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

Imagination inspires vision in discernment

Discernment: imagining yourself in new climates, cultures an invitation from God. 

Sister Georgia: A morning offering

May the warmth of the cup, transferred to my hands, be a reminder of the warmth and love I am to extend to all who I meet today.

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.

Sister Cormarie's Six Word Mission Story

Feeding and nourishing the physical and the spiritual: Sister Cormarie in her Six Word Mission Story.

Sister Antona's Six Word Mission Story

In her own six words, Sister Antona tells of thrilling times, vast commitment and a giving God.

Sister Fran's Six Word Mission Story

Imparting education, companionship and solace in times of sorrow: Sister Fran's Six Word Mission Story.

Sister Luanne's Six Word Mission Story

In six words Sister Luanne describes religious life as perpetual, full of abundant opportunities and precious gifts.

Sister Betty's Six Word Mission Story

Beckoned and blessed in mutuality, as a teacher, Sister Betty is aligned with God in her Six Word Mission Story.

Sister Marian's Six Word Mission Story

Her spirit united, her being uplifted, Sister Marian beams with God in her Six Word Mission Story.

Sister Helen's Six Word Mission Story

In Sister Helen's Six Word Mission Story, she celebrates spiritual communion with all. 

Sister Ronalda's Six Word Mission Story

Sister Ronalda, in her Six Word Mission Story, speaks to discovering hidden, collective gifts.

Sister Arlene's Six Word Mission Story

In all there is to give to God, says Sister Arlene in her Six Word Mission Story, nothing is impossible.

Sister Mary Ann's Six Word Mission Story

In her Six Word Mission Story Sister Mary Ann celebrates her FSPA ministries of child education, elder care.

Community, prayer, gift

Community gathers, grateful for prayers, all is gift!

Sister Mary Ellen's Six Word Mission Story

Non-stop prayer, says Sister Mary Ellen in her Six Word Mission Story, enriches the FSPA and the ways they serve!

Sister Joanne's Six Word Mission Story

Kindness—the welcoming modeled by St. Francis of Assisi—is to be shared universally (as does Sister Joanne in her Six Word Mission Story)!

Sister Margaret's Six Word Mission Story

With familial sustenance, when the invitation arrived, Sister Margaret accepts: her Six Word Mission Story.

Sister Sarah's Six Word Mission Story

Sister Sarah's Six Word Mission Story: she's not leaving any of us behind.

Sister Malinda's Six Word Mission Story

God invites Sister Malinda to the bountiful table and, in her Six Word Mission Story, she accepts. 

Sister Juanita's Six Word Mission Story

Unsettled stirring, innermost discord, adoring assent: Sister Juanita’s Six Word Mission Story.

Sister Clarone's Six Word Mission Story

Embodying the adoration of God to one and all: Sister Clarone's Six Word Mission Story.

Mantle of grief

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

Sister Rita's Six Word Mission Story

With ministerial strength, Sister Rita speaks of service to all under God in her Six Word Mission Story.

Sister Georgia's Six Word Mission Story

In her Six Word Mission Story Sister Georgia continues to follow the call—with jubilance—to ministry. 

Sister Nancy's Six Word Mission Story

Sister Nancy Lafferty's Six Word Mission Story? Serving more than four decades in post-secondary education ministry.

Sister Mary's Six Word Mission Story

Awe-inspired, her spirit ready and waiting, Sister Mary dives into her Six Word Mission Story of discernment.

Sister Therese's Six Word Mission Story

Body language, says Sister Therese Wolf in her Six Word Mission Story, can speak silently/declare loudly the Gospel.

Sister Karen's Six Word Mission Story

Sister Karen is residing in community, embodying the Gospel devotedly, in her Six Word Mission Story.

Sister Rosalia's Six Word Mission Story

With abundant breath and intention to pass uninhibitedly Sister Rosalia, as she does in her Six Word Mission Story, rejoices in being.

Sister Mary Myron's Six Word Mission Story

Declaring and sharing it throughout her ministry as a David School teacher: Sister Mary Myron's Six Word Mission Story

Sister Pauline's Six Word Mission Story

Sustenance providing, pastoral care giving, global journeying: Sister Pauline's Six Word Mission Story.

Sister Karolyne's Six Word Mission Story

In this week's Six Word Mission Story, Sister Karolyne tells of her ministry of bountiful hospitality in a place of abundant beauty.

Sharing courage to walk in darkness and light

Does love want others to lose in order for someone to win?

Sister Eileen's Six Word Mission Story

Sister Eileen, in her Six Word Mission Story, discerns necessity and means of ministry.

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

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

Sister Esther's Six Word Mission Story

With immediacy, empathy and consciousness, Sister Esther has served this Six Word Mission Story.

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.

Jesus under wraps

Would your life be different if Jesus and your relationship and your beliefs were unwrapped?

Franciscan family reunions

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

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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