Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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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?

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.

These are our own Meribah moments

How can the invitation to discern help you develop your own heart of flesh?

1,080 years of religious life

Let the 2018 FSPA Jubilee celebrations begin!

Discovery in discernment: breakthroughs of mind and heart

Like a scientific finding, discernment starts with a question.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the joy and inspiration of discernnment in 2018 and a lifetime to come.

Merry Christmas!

Carry this gift, from your journey through Advent and discernment, always in your spirit.

Prepare

Discipline and commitment in our hearts: not just in Lent but Advent and discernment too.

This day of thanks and giving

Gathering, contemplating and praising as we celebrate Thanksgiving.

A transformative moment

In discernment, abundance is recognizing that God provides more than we could ever consume.

Action vs. contemplation in discernment?

Active vs. contemplative discernment: visiting communities and meeting sisters equally essential as praying for wisdom and direction.

Imagination inspires vision in discernment

Discernment: imagining yourself in new climates, cultures an invitation from God. 

New horizons ahead

What would happen if you contacted the community whose website is open in your browser?

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.

Let's celebrate 139 years of perpetual adoration!

139 years of perpetual adoration: rejoicing, ringing, reflecting and praying. 

Mantle of grief

Easter alleluias always come: God will not abandon you on your discernment journey.

Freezing and thawing: potholes surfacing in discernment

Jesus showed us how to navigate potholes in discernment.

Resolutions and reflection in discernment

Trust—on the days you feel like you aren't measuring up to your discernment resolutions—in the power of prayer.

Awake and ready in discernment?

Discernment: How you wait is just as important as the waiting.

Thankfulness, flaming rolls and the illusion of perfection

Leaving your illusions at the door: who you are and why God calls you to discern religious life.

Discerning in the face of fear

God recognizes and welcomes us, costumed or not.

Following Francis: the margins may be closer than you think

Searching and serving--every day--those on the periphery.

Doorways to celebration

Crossing 800 and 138-year-old thresholds to love, acceptance and forgiveness.

Trailblazers and touchstones along the path

Who are the trailblazers in your life? Are you willing to go where God leads?

Listening with a discerning ear

Sometimes we have to wait in a state of contemplative silence to really know what to do next ... 



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