Celebrating freedom ... from a distance
No matter the space between us, we unite with you in peace.
'Christ is among us and in each of us.'
Searching for recovery and inspiration ... we too are watching the tomb.
Reflection 12: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
Do I have unanswered questions that God can guide me through?
Reflection 9: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
If I had unlimited time, how would I spend it?
Discerning from both sides of the river bank
Advent in action: are you recognizing division in your life?
In the spirit of thanksgiving to God
Let's gather around the table full of blessings and prayers.
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 ..."
Step boldy into vocation: meet Sister Kristin!
Meet Sister Kristin along the #2019MeetOurSisters Tour route today!
Step boldly into vocation: Giving Voice
Are you called to add your voice to the vocation conversation?
Step boldy into vocation with Sister Dawn! [video]
Sister Dawn, nurturing relationships and National Vocation Awareness Week!
Sister Laura to discerners: 'Do not be afraid to trust ...'
Have faith "in your deepest desires and God's grace."
Sister Joan to discerners: 'Religious life can be fulfilling and complete.'
"... exciting to see what ministry has offered me."
Sister Rita Mae to discerners: talk, explore, pray
"I had several strong influences to inspire me."
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.’
Sister Jolyce: "... my life, my decision."
How a candid conversation led to 60 years of religious life.
The celebration continues! [video]
Honoring discernment, ministry and perpetual adoration
Sister Donna to discerners: "Get out there. Try something adventurous."
“I still choose to live it every day.”
Sharing wisdom with women discerning religious life ...
“It just seemed to be my way,” says Sister Lorraine.
Celebrating peace, harmony, history and freedom
For these blessings and the opportunity to choose religious life, we give thanks.
Sister Rosile: "Kindness attracted me to FSPA."
Sister Rosile's advice to discerners: “Trust in God — you will be making the right choice.”
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."
How do I navigate my changing role as daughter? Meet Sister Laura. [video]
In Sister Laura’s Show me a sign video, she discusses how she navigates her changing role as daughter.
Sister Celesta: "What more could I ask?"
"The most exciting realization ... is that I'm not finished!"
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."
How will religious life affect my relationships? Meet Sister Dawn. [Video]
Sister Dawn, in this Show me a sign video, discusses the common religious life discernment question: How will religious life affect my relationships?
Discerning our love in the world ... today
How could religious life call you to be a person of love in the world?
What if my family isnâ€™t Catholic? Meet Sister Sarah. [Video]
In Sister Sarah’s Show me a sign video, she and her parents discuss the common religious life discernment question, “What if my family isn’t Catholic?”
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.
What will you bring to the feast today [and every day]?
Reach out to our brothers and sisters -- do what is yours to do -- through prayer, in ministry.
Mary, Clare, a novice and an associate: discerning pathways to God
Where do these pioneers, blazing their own paths to religious life, inspire you to go?
Sounding the bell for 140 years of 24/7 prayer [video]
FSPA celebrates the ministry, since Aug. 1, 1978, of perpetual adoration to the world.
Empowering peace this Fourth of July
Let us light up the sky with bold goodness of prayer ...
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."
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?
Use words when necessary
Words, vows, renewing commitment: what does your life call you to today?
Let's begin with your story ... and a step
Your journey to religious life starts with your story... and a step.