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?

1,080 years of religious life

Let the 2018 FSPA Jubilee celebrations begin!

It's where I pray

In a chair, near a window, Sister Maris prays and receives stability, change and connection.

Pray as you pray

Silent, spoken, individual, communal, mindful: Sister Clarone reflects on fruitful paths to prayer.

Happy New Year!

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

Merry Christmas!

Carry this gift, from your journey through Advent and discernment, always in your spirit.

Sister Ronalda: I need to live and love

Her "heart in the middle of my being" is vital to Sister Ronalda.

Sister Sue: nature is prayer

Creation, says Sister Sue, is a small footprint of God's capacity.

What did you say?

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

Sister Antona: comfort, joy and security in prayer

"I thank God daily," says Sister Antona, "for His companionship and love."

Sister Anita: the soul searching question

Calling through quiet to her innermost spirit and that of God, and listening "to find the courage and RESPOND" is, for Sister Anita, prayer. 

Sister Rita Mae: painting as prayer

Sister Rita Mae Fischer finds sanctuary, centering, connection and courage in the heartache of death through painting.

Sister Karolyne: God's sacred creation in morning and evening prayer

Simple and natural and wonderful, the astronomical gifts of all creation call Sister Karolyne twice daily to most profound prayer. 

Sister Jean: Praying

Movement ... mindfulness ... self ... love ... presence: Sister Jean's Franciscan Way.

Tuning in to God, discernment

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

Sister Lucy Ann: expression of my time with Jesus

Poetry as prayer: Sister Lucy Ann is "experiencing deep and profound insights about who I am and how to live more fully into the mysteries of life."

Crisis reveals goodness

Walking together — through life changers like discernment — takes courage and conviction but also generates power to shape the future.

Sister Sharon: Letters to God

"A letter to God," writes Sister Sharon in Franciscan Way, "turned out not to be penance at all."

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.

Viewing relationships in a discernment eclipse

What happens when parents, friends experience their own moments of obscurity in your discernment?

Sister Katie: ordinary day, invitation to pray

Intimacy with God is not separate from day-to-day life.

Sister Kathy: The cup and the tube

"Good Morning Jesus" -- my soul's connection with the presence of God.

Sister Celesta: Prayer

When the helping hand comes, that's my answer.

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.

Prayer anniversary sparks compassion

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

Let's celebrate 139 years of perpetual adoration!

139 years of perpetual adoration: rejoicing, ringing, reflecting and praying. 

Where are we going?

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

Diamonds in our midst

Commitment to prayer, service polishes their priceless lives.

Love beyond measure

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

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

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

Service Saturday: mutuality at its core

Service and discernment: are you open to the idea that God co-creates with you the future?

Doorways to celebration

Crossing 800 and 138-year-old thresholds to love, acceptance and forgiveness.

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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