Let's celebrate Catholic Sisters Week!
All are invited to join, experience and listen with FSPA as we celebrate women religious!
Step boldly into vocation: Giving Voice
Are you called to add your voice to the vocation conversation?
Celebrating discernment, diversity, family and Francis
"Francis would be happy" for the "diversity of the Franciscan family."
Sister Donna to discerners: "Get out there. Try something adventurous."
“I still choose to live it every day.”
Celebrating peace, harmony, history and freedom
For these blessings and the opportunity to choose religious life, we give thanks.
There's more to Sister Laura's discernment story ... [video]
Sharing support — like she received in vocations — with future Franciscan leaders.
Rejoice in love and resurrection
Celebrating eternal goodness of God's love and Christ's resurrection this Easter Sunday.
Discerning action, new adventure in Lent and religious life
What adventure God is offering for you to consider?
Discerning our love in the world ... today
How could religious life call you to be a person of love in the world?
Images of discernment: what's missing?
Are you the lost link in strengthening service to those in need?
Merry, joyful and bright
Let's celebrate all the gifts in our hearts ... including discernment of religious life.
Discernment and Advent: is your heart ready for the celebration?
Hope is there like a long, invisible chain, linking the moments until the celebration can begin.
Discernment and Advent: what are you preparing for?
How will we make the time to give our attention to prayer, not only during the season of Advent but throughout the whole year?
Clearing hurdles with vocation discerners
"Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment" and FSPA give voice to 'counter-cultural choices.'
What will you bring to the feast today [and every day]?
Reach out to our brothers and sisters -- do what is yours to do -- through prayer, in ministry.
Discerning wisdom in words
Are you carrying and comprehending security, delight and love through the doors to religious life?
Finding God at the wheel with Sister Laurice
"... each new shape of clay," shares Sister Amy about her time with Sister Laurice at the potter's wheel, "mirrored my own transformation as a religious sister."
Stepping into bright futures
Sister Amy celebrates "... all the ways that God has brought you to this milestone in your life."
Called to the right now of the journey
Discernment: "... when a walk becomes a gateway to prayer that soothes our souls."
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?
Pray as you pray
Silent, spoken, individual, communal, mindful: Sister Clarone reflects on fruitful paths to prayer.
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.
Carry this gift, from your journey through Advent and discernment, always in your spirit.
Journey of Advent
How is your discernment part of the pilgrimage experience? Are you willing to enter the passage?
Sister Ronalda: I need to live and love
Her "heart in the middle of my being" is vital to Sister Ronalda.
A transformative moment
In discernment, abundance is recognizing that God provides more than we could ever consume.
Sister Antona: comfort, joy and security in prayer
"I thank God daily," says Sister Antona, "for His companionship and love."
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.
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.
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?
"Yes" to God's invitation
Witness what it means to walk the Gospel-centered journey of life as a religious sister.
Celebrating religious life renewed, perpetually professed
Sisters Kristin and Laurie celebrate religious vows: rejoice and pray with us!
What if it's you?
The circle of discernment: even wider when you consider that the whole Catholic church is praying for you.
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.
Kindness: we are all called to be Esther
On the Lenten road of kindness and spiritual growth, Esther is a model for discerners.
Freezing and thawing: potholes surfacing in discernment
Jesus showed us how to navigate potholes in discernment.
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.
Trying on your metaphorical lenses
Religious discernment: scrutinizing, eliminating and finding the right fit.
Journaling by hand or tweeting by phone: are you documenting your discernment?
Earthquakes: when ground is no longer solid
Discerning through the dust of spiritual earthquakes: a readiness and responsiveness to what becomes unearthed.
Praying through the storms of the heart
Are external sources determining your interior disposition in discernment?
Peace in the midst of unrest
Discerning in a hurting world: when our faith asks us, in difficult times, to look again.
On the road of discernment?
When I am discerning I’m not always sure where I’m going, and often times someone else is driving. That someone else may be God ...