'Christ is among us and in each of us.'
Searching for recovery and inspiration ... we too are watching the tomb.
Reflection 14: gaze, consider, contemplate, imitate ... discern [video]
What bold journey am I ready to begin?
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 ..."
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."
Celebrating discernment, diversity, family and Francis
"Francis would be happy" for the "diversity of the Franciscan family."
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.
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.
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 Jacinta's discernment story
From discernment to ministry, Sister Jacinta inspires: "You've given me something to think about."
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.
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!) ...
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 Sandra celebrates, contemplates religious life in jubilee
"... living religious life is a journey," shares Sister Sandra, who learned in ministry that "miracles happen."
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 Janet about about religious life today?
"The trust lay people put in me with their personal lives."
Discovery in discernment: breakthroughs of mind and heart
Like a scientific finding, discernment starts with a question.
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.
Discerning, igniting a revolution of peace
What would happen if we woke up and fostered peace and positivity instead of hate and greed?
Sister Lucy Ann: expression of my time with Jesus
Poetry as prayer: Sister Lucy Ann is "experiencing deep and profound insights about who I am and how to live more fully into the mysteries of life."
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.
Let's celebrate 139 years of perpetual adoration!
139 years of perpetual adoration: rejoicing, ringing, reflecting and praying.
"Yes" to God's invitation
Witness what it means to walk the Gospel-centered journey of life as a religious sister.
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.
Grumbling through the desert of discernment
Traveling through your own Egypt experience for the cool waters of friendship, understanding and companionship in discernment.
Service Saturday: mutuality at its core
Service and discernment: are you open to the idea that God co-creates with you the future?
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.
St. Clare of Assisi: model, mentor, friend
What if, like St. Clare, you lived your life steeped in prayer?
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.
Franciscan family reunions
Are you called to join a family of Franciscans working in service of the Gospel?
A jubilant life
The jubilee of your life: is discernment leading you to enjoy it rather than endure it?