Sister Rita Mae's 6 Word Story of Hope
Sister Rita Mae gets creative with her 6 Word Story of Hope.
Sister Jolynn's 6 Word Story of Hope
We are imbued in the bounty of God's greatest gifts.
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 Mildred's 6 Word Story of Hope
Living kindness leads to love and lives uplifted.
Sister Helen's 6 Word Story of Hope
Moments of metamorphosis open us to beautiful newness.
Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Clare
Are you gazing, contemplating, considering, imitating ... discerning today?
Sister Eileen's 6 Word Story of Hope
Sister Eileen's multilingual message of hope shows us the way.
Sister Esther's 6 Word Story of Hope
Sister Esther shares her six-word path to hope ... and discernment.
Celebrating freedom ... from a distance
No matter the space between us, we unite with you in peace.
Sister Kathy's 6 Word Story of Hope
Humanity unites in Sister Kathy's 6 Word Story of Hope.
Sister Meg's 6 Word Story of Hope
Are we isolated by a pandemic or welcoming personal growth, glowing with transfiguration?
Sister Amy's 6 Word Story of Hope
How are you discovering, building, learning ... discerning?
Spiritual dust in the season of spring cleaning
Under the clutter, are you uncovering invitations to religious life?
'Christ is among us and in each of us.'
Searching for recovery and inspiration ... we too are watching the tomb.
In Lent and COVID-19, what do I see?
Collaboration to survive, learning new ways to thrive
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?
Discerning from both sides of the river bank
Advent in action: are you recognizing division in your life?
Celebrating the work of making room
Advent in action: Are you willing to make room for Jesus and the world 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 ..."
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: 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."
Celebrating discernment, diversity, family and Francis
"Francis would be happy" for the "diversity of the Franciscan family."
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 Linda to discerners: 'I thank God every day for my vocation.'
"I just knew since second grade," shares Sister Linda about her discernment.
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."
There's more to Sister Laura's discernment story ... [video]
Sharing support — like she received in vocations — with future Franciscan leaders.
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!"
Lives that sparkle among us [Video]
Celebrating the selfless giving of FSPA jubilarians!
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."
Will I stay in contact with my family? Meet Sister Jacinta. [Video]
In Sister Jacinta’s Show me a sign video, she discusses the common religious life discernment question, “Will I stay in contact with my family?”
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?
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."
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?”
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.
Discernment and Advent: called to new life
How has God been with you ... every step of the way?
Discernment and Advent: what are you preparing for?
How will we make the time to give our attention to prayer, not only during the season of Advent but throughout the whole year?
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.
A new career in religious life?
Ask any Catholic sister: a "yes" to religious life can open more doors than ever imagined.
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."
Called to the right now of the journey
Discernment: "... when a walk becomes a gateway to prayer that soothes our souls."
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.
Hearts and ashes
When desire to be of service is present, are we ready to love like Christ?
Sister Ronalda: I need to live and love
Her "heart in the middle of my being" is vital to Sister Ronalda.
Sister Rita Mae: painting as prayer
Sister Rita Mae Fischer finds sanctuary, centering, connection and courage in the heartache of death through painting.
Crisis reveals goodness
Walking together — through life changers like discernment — takes courage and conviction but also generates power to shape the future.
Sharing courage to walk in darkness and light
Does love want others to lose in order for someone to win?
Grilling, chilling and discernment
Are you nurturing the coals and fanning the flames of discernment?
Jesus under wraps
Would your life be different if Jesus and your relationship and your beliefs were unwrapped?