Reflection 14: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
What bold journey am I ready to begin?
Reflection 13: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
Who or what in my life has wisdom to share?
Reflection 12: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
Do I have unanswered questions that God can guide me through?
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 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 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?
Sister Janet to discerners: 'Say yes. You won't be sorry.'
"There was fun, excitement and challenge in all of it."
Sister Joan to discerners: 'Religious life can be fulfilling and complete.'
"... exciting to see what ministry has offered me."
There's more to Sister Laura's discernment story ... [video]
Sharing support — like she received in vocations — with future Franciscan leaders.
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."
Premiere: What if my family doesnâ€™t agree with my choice? [Video]
In our premiere video, watch Sister Lucy and her sister Eileen talk about the sibling relationship during discernment and after profession of vows.
Clearing hurdles with vocation discerners
"Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment" and FSPA give voice to 'counter-cultural choices.'
Discerning wisdom in words
Are you carrying and comprehending security, delight and love through the doors to religious life?
These are our own Meribah moments
How can the invitation to discern help you develop your own heart of flesh?
It's where I pray
In a chair, near a window, Sister Maris prays and receives stability, change and connection.
Pray as you pray
Silent, spoken, individual, communal, mindful: Sister Clarone reflects on fruitful paths to prayer.
Sister Ronalda: I need to live and love
Her "heart in the middle of my being" is vital to Sister Ronalda.
Sister Antona: comfort, joy and security in prayer
"I thank God daily," says Sister Antona, "for His companionship and love."
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.
Sister Rita Mae: painting as prayer
Sister Rita Mae Fischer finds sanctuary, centering, connection and courage in the heartache of death through painting.
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.
Sister Jean: Praying
Movement ... mindfulness ... self ... love ... presence: Sister Jean's Franciscan Way.
Sister Lucy Ann: expression of my time with Jesus
Poetry as prayer: Sister Lucy Ann is "experiencing deep and profound insights about who I am and how to live more fully into the mysteries 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."
Sister Georgia: A morning offering
May the warmth of the cup, transferred to my hands, be a reminder of the warmth and love I am to extend to all who I meet today.
Sister Katie: ordinary day, invitation to pray
Intimacy with God is not separate from day-to-day life.
Sister Kathy: The cup and the tube
"Good Morning Jesus" -- my soul's connection with the presence of God.
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.
Where are we going?
Road of discernment: your gifts and talents may be precious fuel for propelling us into the future.
Freezing and thawing: potholes surfacing in discernment
Jesus showed us how to navigate potholes in discernment.
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?