Sister Mary's 6 Word Story of Hope
It's the season, shares Sister Mary, to appreciate the hope that's shining bright.
Let's celebrate Catholic Sisters Week!
All are invited to join, experience and listen with FSPA as we celebrate women religious!
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 boldy into vocation with Sister Laura! [video]
Are you discerning and wondering "How will I navigate my changing role as a daughter?"
Step boldly into vocation: Giving Voice
Are you called to add your voice to the vocation conversation?
Sister Laura to discerners: 'Do not be afraid to trust ...'
Have faith "in your deepest desires and God's grace."
Sister Joan to discerners: 'Religious life can be fulfilling and complete.'
"... exciting to see what ministry has offered me."
Celebrating discernment, diversity, family and Francis
"Francis would be happy" for the "diversity of the Franciscan family."
Sister Clarone to discerners: '... listen to your heart.'
‘My delight has been being spirit led to an ever-deepening relationship with God.’
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 Jolyce: "... my life, my decision."
How a candid conversation led to 60 years of religious life.
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 Rosile: "Kindness attracted me to FSPA."
Sister Rosile's advice to discerners: “Trust in God — you will be making the right choice.”
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."
There's more to Sister Laura's discernment story ... [video]
Sharing support — like she received in vocations — with future Franciscan leaders.
How do I navigate my changing role as daughter? Meet Sister Laura. [video]
In Sister Laura’s Show me a sign video, she discusses how she navigates her changing role as daughter.
Sister Celesta: "What more could I ask?"
"The most exciting realization ... is that I'm not finished!"
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?
There's more to Sister Jacinta's discernment story
From discernment to ministry, Sister Jacinta inspires: "You've given me something to think about."
There's more to Sister Dawn's discernment story
"Tapping into wisdom and knowledge ... as we all walk together to make a difference in the world."
Discerning our love in the world ... today
How could religious life call you to be a person of love in the world?
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."
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.
There's more to Sister Lucy's discernment story ...
"Being a part of community has clearly amplified what I can do with my life in ways that I could never do as a single Catholic woman."
Clearing hurdles with vocation discerners
"Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment" and FSPA give voice to 'counter-cultural choices.'
Mary, Clare, a novice and an associate: discerning pathways to God
Where do these pioneers, blazing their own paths to religious life, inspire you to go?
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."
Sister Sandra celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
"... living religious life is a journey," shares Sister Sandra, who learned in ministry that "miracles happen."
Sister Cormarie celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
"In my heart," shares Sister Cormarie, "my vows were final the first time I spoke them."
FSPA reflects upon World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Praying for religious life on April 22: who will you invite to the conversation?
Sister Marla celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
Tending to discernment requires prayer, guidance, openness ... risking the goodness when found.
What inspires Sister Sue about religious life today?
"The time is blooming with opportunity, and craving what we have to offer."
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?
Pray as you pray
Silent, spoken, individual, communal, mindful: Sister Clarone reflects on fruitful paths to prayer.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Let's celebrate 139 years of perpetual adoration!
139 years of perpetual adoration: rejoicing, ringing, reflecting and praying.
"Yes" to God's invitation
Witness what it means to walk the Gospel-centered journey of life as a religious sister.
Where are we going?
Road of discernment: your gifts and talents may be precious fuel for propelling us into the future.
Celebrating religious life renewed, perpetually professed
Sisters Kristin and Laurie celebrate religious vows: rejoice and pray with us!
Kindness: we are all called to be Esther
On the Lenten road of kindness and spiritual growth, Esther is a model for discerners.
Sharing courage to walk in darkness and light
Does love want others to lose in order for someone to win?
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.
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.
Following Francis: the margins may be closer than you think
Searching and serving--every day--those on the periphery.
St. Clare of Assisi: model, mentor, friend
What if, like St. Clare, you lived your life steeped in prayer?
Doorways to celebration
Crossing 800 and 138-year-old thresholds to love, acceptance and forgiveness.
Grilling, chilling and discernment
Are you nurturing the coals and fanning the flames of discernment?
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?
Trailblazers and touchstones along the path
Who are the trailblazers in your life? Are you willing to go where God leads?
The chronos and kairos of our lives
How does your calendar tell the story of chronos and kairos in your life?