Sister Pauline's 6 Word Story of Hope
Within quiet and thoughtful expression, Sister Pauline finds hope.
Sister Joyce's 6 Word Story of Hope
Sister Joyce shares six words bursting with joyful self-discovery.
Sister Mary's 6 Word Story of Hope
It's the season, shares Sister Mary, to appreciate the hope that's shining bright.
Sister Esther's 6 Word Story of Hope
Sister Esther shares her six-word path to hope ... and discernment.
Sister Meg's 6 Word Story of Hope
Are we isolated by a pandemic or welcoming personal growth, glowing with transfiguration?
'Christ is among us and in each of us.'
Searching for recovery and inspiration ... we too are watching the tomb.
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?
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 ..."
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 Jolyce: "... my life, my decision."
How a candid conversation led to 60 years of religious life.
There's more to Sister Laura's discernment story ... [video]
Sharing support — like she received in vocations — with future Franciscan leaders.
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."
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."
Clearing hurdles with vocation discerners
"Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment" and FSPA give voice to 'counter-cultural choices.'
Called to the right now of the journey
Discernment: "... when a walk becomes a gateway to prayer that soothes our souls."
Journey of Advent
How is your discernment part of the pilgrimage experience? Are you willing to enter the passage?
Discernment: clothed in your own uniqueness
Call to mind the boldness of wearing orange when the world encourages you to blend in.
Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace
What would happen if we woke up and fostered peace and positivity instead of hate and greed?
Crisis reveals goodness
Walking together — through life changers like discernment — takes courage and conviction but also generates power to shape the future.
Obituaries and celebrating St. Clare
Your obituary: will it speak to your courage, service, voice, gifts?
"Yes" to God's invitation
Witness what it means to walk the Gospel-centered journey of life as a religious sister.
A promise to build a new life upon
By choosing to distract ourselves from listening—particularly when we are called to rise to the potential already within us—we can hide from God.
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.
Service Saturday: mutuality at its core
Service and discernment: are you open to the idea that God co-creates with you the future?
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.
Journaling by hand or tweeting by phone: are you documenting your discernment?
Earthquakes: when ground is no longer solid
Discerning through the dust of spiritual earthquakes: a readiness and responsiveness to what becomes unearthed.
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.
Franciscan family reunions
Are you called to join a family of Franciscans working in service of the Gospel?
Trailblazers and touchstones along the path
Who are the trailblazers in your life? Are you willing to go where God leads?