Discerning Religious Life? Consider the power of a good question…
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 Cormarie celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
"In my heart," shares Sister Cormarie, "my vows were final the first time I spoke them."
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."
What inspires Sister Janet about about religious life today?
"The trust lay people put in me with their personal lives."
These are our own Meribah moments
How can the invitation to discern help you develop your own heart of flesh?
Carry this gift, from your journey through Advent and discernment, always in your spirit.
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?
Tuning in to God, discernment
Sister Amy, in her own discernment, found that "Each community carried individual tones and music 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.
Obituaries and celebrating St. Clare
Your obituary: will it speak to your courage, service, voice, gifts?
Let's celebrate 139 years of perpetual adoration!
139 years of perpetual adoration: rejoicing, ringing, reflecting and praying.
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.
Commitment doesn't emerge overnight
Are you ready to allow God--not a stagnant statue of your own creation--to be the form you follow?
Kindness: we are all called to be Esther
On the Lenten road of kindness and spiritual growth, Esther is a model for discerners.
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
Will you be part of the next generation of consecrated life?
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.
Following Francis: the margins may be closer than you think
Searching and serving--every day--those on the periphery.
Journaling by hand or tweeting by phone: are you documenting your discernment?
St. Clare of Assisi: model, mentor, friend
What if, like St. Clare, you lived your life steeped in prayer?
Franciscan family reunions
Are you called to join a family of Franciscans working in service of the Gospel?