Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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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?

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.

Prayer anniversary sparks compassion

As each bell chimed, my vision of the world widened; I've prayed for people around the globe.

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.

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!

Where are we going?

Road of discernment: your gifts and talents may be precious fuel for propelling us into the future.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grumbling through the desert of discernment

Traveling through your own Egypt experience for the cool waters of friendship, understanding and companionship in discernment.

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.

Love beyond measure

Love: it's also what discernment—and religious life—are all about.

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.

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.

Sister Betty's Six Word Story

In six words Sister Betty shares her invitation to adoration, community, and perpetual emergence of artistry.

Transforming the power of snow

Is it snowing in your world of discernment?

Sister Romana's Six Word Story

Family, adoration, summoning, divinity, Catholicism: all aligned for Sister Romana in her Six Word Story.

Sister Rosalia's Six Word Story

Her presence was requested in a precise moment of extraordinary awe: Sister Rosalia's Six Word Story.

Sister Margaret's Six Word Story

Seeking, quarreling, wavering, adoring and replying: Sister Margaret does so in her Six Word Story.

 

Sister Rochelle's Six Word Story

Sister Rochelle’s Six Word Story: beckoned by identity, captured by community.

Sister Marian's Six Word Story

With tingling soul and soothing inspiration, Sister Marian finds profound serenity in her Six Word Story.

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.

Sister Jean's Six Word Story

Adoration? Sister Jean is drawn to it's magnificence, exuberance, in her Six Word Story.

Sister Rita Mae's Six Word Story

Moved by adoration Sister Rita Mae’s spirit, in her Six Word Story, resonates in response.

Sister Arlene's Six Word Story

Sought by God who exhilarates her spirit: Sister Arlene's Six Word Story.

Sister Ronalda's Six Word Story

Sister Ronalda reflects upon distressful origin, remarkable mission and unseasonable ending in her Six Word Story.

Sister Marguerite's Six Word Story

Sister Marguerite recalls--in her Six Word Story--discerning, contemplating, committing, and answering "Yes" to God.

Sister Jolyce's Six Word Story

First she heard, then replied and is—forever—grateful: Sister Jolyce's Six Word Story.  

Sister Mary's Six Word Story

In her Six Word Story Sister Mary hears murmurs of discernment: "It's time to move."

Sister Donna's Six Word Story

In Sister Donna's Six Word Story she recalls seeking, her youthful heart aflame, the sound of God’s invitation.

Surrendering to the task at hand

Have you invited God into the task you're putting off?

Sister Mary Ann's Six Word Story

When was she invited to discern? How does she express her experience ever since? Find out in Sister Mary Ann's Six Word Story.

Sister Antona's Six Word Story

With consciousness and confidence captured, shares Sister Antona in her Six Word Story, discerners cross the threshold.

 

Sister Therese's Six Word Story

She heard, set out and continues to quest: Sister Therese's Six Word Story of discernment.

Sister Maris' Six Word Story

In her Six Word Story, Sister Maris clears her conscious, heeds her spirit.

Sister Juanita's Six Word Story

Serving, living, loving: Sister Juanita's Six Word Story speaks of true Gospel devotion.

Sister Margaret's Six Word Story

In Sister Margaret's discernment story--in six words all her own--she recalls how loved ones adored, adoration beckoned and FSPA replied.

Sister Eileen's Six Word Story

Pursuing testament Sister Eileen, as she shares in her Six Word Story, discerned life as a woman religious.

Sister Mary's Six Word Story

Called early on, questioned as she grew, Sister Mary Bates found joyful culmination in her Six Word Story.

Sister Helen's Six Word Story

Sister Helen, in her Six Word Story, conveys true, inclusive elation.

Sister Dorothy's Six Word Story

In her Six Word Story of discernment Sister Dorothy was grasped, guided into ministry.

Sister Fran's Six Word Story

Finally--YES--God beckoned and beamed in Sister Fran's Six Word Story.

Sister Helen's Six Word Story

The phone rings for Sister Helen in her Six Word Story. Does she accept the call ... the request ... the reward?

Peace in the midst of unrest

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

Sister Eileen's Six Word Story

Living is vast, more immense, in Sister Eileen's Six Word Story.

Sister Joyce's Six Word Story

Sensing ascension in your life? In her Show Me a Sign Six Word Story Sister Joyce asks you, invites you. Yes ... you!

Sister Malinda's Six Word Story

What is Sister Malinda enfolding, imparting and adoring in her Six Word Story?

Sister Gertrude's Six Word Story

She arrived, witnessed and remained: Sister Gertrude's Six Word Story.

Sister Esther's Six Word Story

Invitation, abundance and grace embrace Sister Esther in her Six Word Story.

Sister Clarone Brill's Six Word Story

Sister Clarone was beckoned from profound depth. Did she accept? Her Six Word Story tells us.

Sister Lisa's Six Word Story

Sister Lisa, in her Six Words Story, reveals the powerful propellant of her discernment.

Listening with a discerning ear

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

Sister Nancy Lafferty's Six Word Story

Sister Nancy, in her Six Word Story, celebrates Franciscan academia of almost six decades!

The chronos and kairos of our lives

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

Sister Karen Neuser's Six Word Story

In no more than six words Sister Karen ensues guidance. Where is she going? Find out in her Six Word Story.

Threshold moments

How are you dealing with the storms of life that can be part of discernment?

Sister Mildred's Six Word Story

What word does Sister Mildred say through ministry every day? Find out in her Show me a sign Six Word Story.

Sister Kathy's Six Word Story

Sister Kathy's Show me a sign Six Word Story: from rooted beginnings, shadowed and bright, sprout nourishing presence, dazzling light.

Let's begin with your story ... and a step

Your journey to religious life starts with your story... and a step. 

Sister Amy's Six Word Story

 A six word discernment story as prepared by Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.


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