Let's celebrate Catholic Sisters Week!
All are invited to join, experience and listen with FSPA as we celebrate women religious!
Discerning from both sides of the river bank
Advent in action: are you recognizing division in your life?
Listening, exploring and discerning like Francis
"No matter where discernment takes you, carry today's Gospel acclamation as you journey forth ..."
Sister Clarone to discerners: '... listen to your heart.'
‘My delight has been being spirit led to an ever-deepening relationship with God.’
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."
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.
A new career in religious life?
Ask any Catholic sister: a "yes" to religious life can open more doors than ever imagined.
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."
Sister Cormarie celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
"In my heart," shares Sister Cormarie, "my vows were final the first time I spoke them."
These are our own Meribah moments
How can the invitation to discern help you develop your own heart of flesh?
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?
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.
Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace
What would happen if we woke up and fostered peace and positivity instead of hate and greed?
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."
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 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?
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.
"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.
Unpredictability, overwhelming beauty coexist
Discernment: soaking up spring storms and the greening world around us.
Grumbling through the desert of discernment
Traveling through your own Egypt experience for the cool waters of friendship, understanding and companionship in discernment.
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?
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.
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.
Doorways to celebration
Crossing 800 and 138-year-old thresholds to love, acceptance and forgiveness.
Peace in the midst of unrest
Discerning in a hurting world: when our faith asks us, in difficult times, to look again.
Jesus under wraps
Would your life be different if Jesus and your relationship and your beliefs were unwrapped?
Seeing discernent from new heights
Ask yourself: are you seeing discernment from new heights? A different point of view?