Mary, Clare, a novice and an associate: discerning pathways to God
Where do these pioneers, blazing their own paths to religious life, inspire you to go?
Sounding the bell for 140 years of 24/7 prayer [video]
FSPA celebrates the ministry, since Aug. 1, 1978, of perpetual adoration to the world.
Sister Sandra celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
"... living religious life is a journey," shares Sister Sandra, who learned in ministry that "miracles happen."
Sister Cormarie celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
"In my heart," shares Sister Cormarie, "my vows were final the first time I spoke them."
FSPA reflects upon World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Praying for religious life on April 22: who will you invite to the conversation?
Sister Marla celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
Tending to discernment requires prayer, guidance, openness ... risking the goodness when found.
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."
It's where I pray
In a chair, near a window, Sister Maris prays and receives stability, change and connection.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Service Saturday: mutuality at its core
Service and discernment: are you open to the idea that God co-creates with you the future?
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?
St. Clare of Assisi: model, mentor, friend
What if, like St. Clare, you lived your life steeped in prayer?
Doorways to celebration
Crossing 800 and 138-year-old thresholds to love, acceptance and forgiveness.
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?