Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Clare
Are you gazing, contemplating, considering, imitating ... discerning today?
Let's celebrate Catholic Sisters Week!
All are invited to join, experience and listen with FSPA as we celebrate women religious!
Reflection 11: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
If I could talk to anyone on Earth, who would it be?
Reflection 10: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
What visions do I have of my future?
Reflection 7: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
What am I allowing to stop me from pursuing my dreams?
Reflection 6: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
How am I serving my community?
Reflection 5: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
If I could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Reflection 4: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
How are my values reflected in the choices I make?
Reflection 3: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
What needs around me can I fulfill?
Reflection 2: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
What if I chose to live with others who also want to make a difference?
Reflection 1: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
What if I chose to work for the good of others?
Celebrating the work of making room
Advent in action: Are you willing to make room for Jesus and the world in your life?
Sister Janet to discerners: 'Say yes. You won't be sorry.'
"There was fun, excitement and challenge in all of it."
Celebrating discernment, diversity, family and Francis
"Francis would be happy" for the "diversity of the Franciscan family."
Listening, exploring and discerning like Francis
"No matter where discernment takes you, carry today's Gospel acclamation as you journey forth ..."
Sister Linda to discerners: 'I thank God every day for my vocation.'
"I just knew since second grade," shares Sister Linda about her discernment.
Sister Donna to discerners: "Get out there. Try something adventurous."
“I still choose to live it every day.”
Sharing wisdom with women discerning religious life ...
“It just seemed to be my way,” says Sister Lorraine.
Sister Celesta: "What more could I ask?"
"The most exciting realization ... is that I'm not finished!"
Discerning our love in the world ... today
How could religious life call you to be a person of love in the world?
What if my family isnâ€™t Catholic? Meet Sister Sarah. [Video]
In Sister Sarah’s Show me a sign video, she and her parents discuss the common religious life discernment question, “What if my family isn’t Catholic?”
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?
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.
A new career in religious life?
Ask any Catholic sister: a "yes" to religious life can open more doors than ever imagined.
Discerning Religious Life? Consider the power of a good questionâ€¦
We learn by asking questions…lots and lots of questions.
When someone wants to learn more about membership with our congregation, we receive and answer some common questions time and again. And, to help answer those, we've created a reflection guide (learn more and reserve your copy!) ...
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."
Called to the right now of the journey
Discernment: "... when a walk becomes a gateway to prayer that soothes our souls."
FSPA reflects upon World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Praying for religious life on April 22: who will you invite to the conversation?
Turn your back or open your arms to discernment?
Will we live with eyes wide open or avert our glance, ignoring our brothers and sisters in need?
Journey of Advent
How is your discernment part of the pilgrimage experience? Are you willing to enter the passage?
Sister Antona: comfort, joy and security in prayer
"I thank God daily," says Sister Antona, "for His companionship and love."
Sister Rita Mae: painting as prayer
Sister Rita Mae Fischer finds sanctuary, centering, connection and courage in the heartache of death through painting.
Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace
What would happen if we woke up and fostered peace and positivity instead of hate and greed?
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.
Tuning in to God, discernment
Sister Amy, in her own discernment, found that "Each community carried individual tones and music of life."
Sister Sharon: Letters to God
"A letter to God," writes Sister Sharon in Franciscan Way, "turned out not to be penance at all."
Imagination inspires vision in discernment
Discernment: imagining yourself in new climates, cultures an invitation from God.
Sister Katie: ordinary day, invitation to pray
Intimacy with God is not separate from day-to-day life.
New horizons ahead
What would happen if you contacted the community whose website is open in your browser?
Sister Kathy: The cup and the tube
"Good Morning Jesus" -- my soul's connection with the presence of God.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Following Francis: the margins may be closer than you think
Searching and serving--every day--those on the periphery.
Journaling by hand or tweeting by phone: are you documenting your discernment?
Grilling, chilling and discernment
Are you nurturing the coals and fanning the flames of discernment?
Jesus under wraps
Would your life be different if Jesus and your relationship and your beliefs were unwrapped?
Trailblazers and touchstones along the path
Who are the trailblazers in your life? Are you willing to go where God leads?
Let's begin with your story ... and a step
Your journey to religious life starts with your story... and a step.