'Christ is among us and in each of us.'
Searching for recovery and inspiration ... we too are watching the tomb.
Discerning from both sides of the river bank
Advent in action: are you recognizing division in your life?
Step boldy into vocation with Sister Laura! [video]
Are you discerning and wondering "How will I navigate my changing role as a daughter?"
Step boldy into vocation with Sister Dawn! [video]
Sister Dawn, nurturing relationships and National Vocation Awareness Week!
Celebrating discernment, diversity, family and Francis
"Francis would be happy" for the "diversity of the Franciscan family."
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 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.
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."
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."
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."
Temptation and transformation in the desert
God guides us to explore the depths of vocational discernment even in the most dreaded circumstances, with us as we confront the temptations that threaten our fidelity to live in communion with God.
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.
Action vs. contemplation in discernment?
Active vs. contemplative discernment: visiting communities and meeting sisters equally essential as praying for wisdom and direction.
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.
Prayer anniversary sparks compassion
As each bell chimed, my vision of the world widened; I've prayed for people around the globe.
Sister Antona's Six Word Mission Story
In her own six words, Sister Antona tells of thrilling times, vast commitment and a giving God.
Sister Luanne's Six Word Mission Story
In six words Sister Luanne describes religious life as perpetual, full of abundant opportunities and precious gifts.
Where are we going?
Road of discernment: your gifts and talents may be precious fuel for propelling us into the future.
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.
Grumbling through the desert of discernment
Traveling through your own Egypt experience for the cool waters of friendship, understanding and companionship in discernment.
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
Will you be part of the next generation of consecrated life?
Service Saturday: mutuality at its core
Service and discernment: are you open to the idea that God co-creates with you the future?
Sister Betty's Six Word Story
In six words Sister Betty shares her invitation to adoration, community, and perpetual emergence of artistry.
Sister Romana's Six Word Story
Family, adoration, summoning, divinity, Catholicism: all aligned for Sister Romana in her Six Word Story.
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.
Sister Margaret's Six Word Story
In Sister Margaret's discernment story--in six words all her own--she recalls how loved ones adored, adoration beckoned and FSPA replied.
Peace in the midst of unrest
Discerning in a hurting world: when our faith asks us, in difficult times, to look again.
Listening with a discerning ear
Sometimes we have to wait in a state of contemplative silence to really know what to do next ...
The chronos and kairos of our lives
How does your calendar tell the story of chronos and kairos in your life?
Let's begin with your story ... and a step
Your journey to religious life starts with your story... and a step.