Sister Dorothy's 6 Word Story of Hope
Sister Dorothy: called for and nurtured into religious life.
Sister Kathy's 6 Word Story of Hope
Humanity unites in Sister Kathy's 6 Word Story of Hope.
In Lent and COVID-19, what do I see?
Collaboration to survive, learning new ways to thrive
Let's celebrate Catholic Sisters Week!
All are invited to join, experience and listen with FSPA as we celebrate women religious!
Reflection 12: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
Do I have unanswered questions that God can guide me through?
Reflection 9: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
If I had unlimited time, how would I spend it?
Reflection 8: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
How can I experience my deepest joy?
Reflection 7: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
What am I allowing to stop me from pursuing my dreams?
Reflection 5: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
If I could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Sister Janet to discerners: 'Say yes. You won't be sorry.'
"There was fun, excitement and challenge in all of it."
Sister Maris to discerners: 'Be aware of what feels right.'
"It came to me when I first visited St. Rose ..."
Step boldly into vocation: Giving Voice
Are you called to add your voice to the vocation conversation?
Step boldy into vocation with Sister Dawn! [video]
Sister Dawn, nurturing relationships and National Vocation Awareness Week!
Sister Beth: "Pay attention to your dreams and desires."
"I love companioning people as they live into the fullness of God's invitation for their life."
Sister Celesta: "What more could I ask?"
"The most exciting realization ... is that I'm not finished!"
Discerning action, new adventure in Lent and religious life
What adventure God is offering for you to consider?
There's more to Sister Sarah's discernment story ... [video]
"You can't say yes to religious life until you can say no to it. It must be a free choice."
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: called to new life
How has God been with you ... every step of the way?
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."
Hearts and ashes
When desire to be of service is present, are we ready to love like Christ?
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?
A transformative moment
In discernment, abundance is recognizing that God provides more than we could ever consume.
What did you say?
From novice to the common good: the language of discerning religious life.
Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace
What would happen if we woke up and fostered peace and positivity instead of hate and greed?
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.
Tuning in to God, discernment
Sister Amy, in her own discernment, found that "Each community carried individual tones and music of life."
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?
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.
"Yes" to God's invitation
Witness what it means to walk the Gospel-centered journey of life as a religious sister.
Mantle of grief
Easter alleluias always come: God will not abandon you on your discernment journey.
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.
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.
Advent light and joy: the vocation that may shine from deep inside you
The searing questions we hear on the lips of Jesus are held in tension with this sense of Advent joy.
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.
Trying on your metaphorical lenses
Religious discernment: scrutinizing, eliminating and finding the right fit.
Earthquakes: when ground is no longer solid
Discerning through the dust of spiritual earthquakes: a readiness and responsiveness to what becomes unearthed.
St. Clare of Assisi: model, mentor, friend
What if, like St. Clare, you lived your life steeped in prayer?
Blisters, discipline, perseverance and joy
Olympics and religious discernment: to win not a gold medal but a relationship with God, you don't have to be a skilled athlete of prayer.
Grilling, chilling and discernment
Are you nurturing the coals and fanning the flames of discernment?
Peace in the midst of unrest
Discerning in a hurting world: when our faith asks us, in difficult times, to look again.
Franciscan family reunions
Are you called to join a family of Franciscans working in service of the Gospel?
A jubilant life
The jubilee of your life: is discernment leading you to enjoy it rather than endure it?
Let's begin with your story ... and a step
Your journey to religious life starts with your story... and a step.