Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Clare
Are you gazing, contemplating, considering, imitating ... discerning today?
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.
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?
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?
Step boldly into vocation: Giving Voice
Are you called to add your voice to the vocation conversation?
Sister Linda to discerners: 'I thank God every day for my vocation.'
"I just knew since second grade," shares Sister Linda about her discernment.
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.
There's more to Sister Laura's discernment story ... [video]
Sharing support — like she received in vocations — with future Franciscan leaders.
Sister Celesta: "What more could I ask?"
"The most exciting realization ... is that I'm not finished!"
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."
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?”
Clearing hurdles with vocation discerners
"Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment" and FSPA give voice to 'counter-cultural choices.'
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.
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.
Discerning wisdom in words
Are you carrying and comprehending security, delight and love through the doors to religious life?
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!) ...
FSPA reflects upon World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Praying for religious life on April 22: who will you invite to the conversation?
What inspires Sister Sue about religious life today?
"The time is blooming with opportunity, and craving what we have to offer."
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."
Viewing relationships in a discernment eclipse
What happens when parents, friends experience their own moments of obscurity in your discernment?
New horizons ahead
What would happen if you contacted the community whose website is open in your browser?
Sister Kathy: The cup and the tube
"Good Morning Jesus" -- my soul's connection with the presence of God.
Obituaries and celebrating St. Clare
Your obituary: will it speak to your courage, service, voice, gifts?
Sister Amy: grateful for the ways I'm inspired to pray
The Holy Spirit is really good at getting my attention, inviting me to contemplation.
Prayer anniversary sparks compassion
As each bell chimed, my vision of the world widened; I've prayed for people around the globe.
"Yes" to God's invitation
Witness what it means to walk the Gospel-centered journey of life as a religious sister.
Where are we going?
Road of discernment: your gifts and talents may be precious fuel for propelling us into the future.
Celebrating religious life renewed, perpetually professed
Sisters Kristin and Laurie celebrate religious vows: rejoice and pray with us!
What if it's you?
The circle of discernment: even wider when you consider that the whole Catholic church is praying for you.
Unpredictability, overwhelming beauty coexist
Discernment: soaking up spring storms and the greening world around us.
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.
Kindness: we are all called to be Esther
On the Lenten road of kindness and spiritual growth, Esther is a model for discerners.
Sharing courage to walk in darkness and light
Does love want others to lose in order for someone to win?
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
Will you be part of the next generation of consecrated life?
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?
Carrying the wounds of the cross
How is your life marked--celebrated--as a discerning follower of Jesus?
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.
Doorways to celebration
Crossing 800 and 138-year-old thresholds to love, acceptance and forgiveness.
Peace in the midst of unrest
Discerning in a hurting world: when our faith asks us, in difficult times, to look again.
Franciscan family reunions
Are you called to join a family of Franciscans working in service of the Gospel?