"It's an opportunity to explain religious life."
Jacinta Jackson, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
The fourth video in Show me a sign's discernment series — "Will I be able to maintain contact with my family?" — is now available and giving us the opportunity to meet Sister Jacinta Jackson.
Sister Jacinta's ministry of chemical and mental abuse counseling in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is buoyed by both her family living in several countries around the world and her FSPA family. Her vows and her ministry are, in turn, compelling many of the people she serves to ask questions about religious life. “A client asked me how long I’ve been a religious,” recalls Sister Jacinta. “‘For more than 30 years,’ I answered. ‘Thirty years ... wow!' he replied. 'You’ve given me something to think about.’”
Read more about Sister Jacinta's ministry in her story in "Questions compel sister to counseling for chemical and mental abuse."
In case you missed it — or the discernment story is calling to you again — here is the video.
And, Show me a sign invites you to revisit the discernment stories of three other FSPA: Sisters Lucy Slinger, Sarah Hennessey and Dawn Kutt:
Are you discerning religious life? Walking with someone who is? We invite you to share this link, www.fspa.org/showmeasign, and join the conversation. And, stay tuned to Show me a sign for new videos in the FSPA discernment series!