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Clearing hurdles with vocation discerners

Thursday, October 25th 2018 10:00 am
Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Amy Taylor
  Synod of Bishops, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration develop new tools for discerning religious life
On Oct. 3, the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment” began in Rome, Italy. Through the 28th, bishops from around the...

Sister Celesta: "What more could I ask?"

Thursday, May 16th 2019 10:15 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  “The tradition I chose … responded to the longing I recognized in myself early on.”
The FSPA community celebrates Sister Celesta's diamond jubilee at St. Rose Convent.

There's more to Sister Laura's discernment story ... [video]

Thursday, June 6th 2019 7:00 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  Infinite support for a daughter's choice, including religious life
The Show me a sign discernment video series continues with Sister Laura Nettles’ story, “How do I navigate my changing role as a daughter?”. In it, Sister Laura shares that her...

Sister Beth: "Pay attention to your dreams and desires."

Thursday, June 13th 2019 7:00 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  "I love companioning people as they live into the fullness of God's invitation for their lives."
 
FSPA Golden Jubilarian Beth Saner, celebrating 50 years of vowed religious life

Sister Rosile: "Kindness attracted me to FSPA."

Thursday, June 27th 2019 10:30 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
"It has been a wonderful life filled with many blessings and many challenges."
FSPA Diamond Jubilarian Sister Rosile Pernsteiner
Sister Rosile Pernsteiner’s relationship with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration spans more than seven decades, as she first met the community while attending high school. “I...

Celebrating peace, harmony, history and freedom

Thursday, July 4th 2019 7:00 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  Happy 4th of July!
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As we celebrate the history of our country with parades and fireworks today, let us pray for peace in our world and harmony in our hearts. May we also give thanks for the blessing of freedom.

Sharing wisdom with women discerning religious life ...

Thursday, July 18th 2019 10:00 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  "The world needs women and men to respond to the greatest needs of humanity."
Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Lorraine Forster 
For 75 years, Lorraine Forster has served as a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration — a community of vowed Franciscan women engaged in furthering the work of the Gospel and the Catholic...

Sister Donna to discerners: "Get out there. Try something adventurous."

Thursday, July 25th 2019 10:00 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
“Be humble and listen to everything around you.”
Donna Stevens, FSPA: 50 years of ministry as a woman religious
Life is ever-changing. Perceptions of who we are develop over time as we gain confidence in the transition. Sister Donna recalls that some did not believe she would last one week in the convent....

The celebration continues! [video]

Thursday, August 1st 2019 3:00 pm
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  Honoring discernment, jubilee and the 141st anniversary of perpetual adoration Sister Laura Schreck, FSPA jubilarian celebrating 75 years
Show me a sign is honoring our 2019 jubilarians by sharing their stories of discernment and ministry. Today, four jubilarians, Sisters Rita Mae Fischer, Rosile Pernsteiner, Lorraine Forster and...

Sister Jolyce: "... my life, my decision."

Thursday, August 22nd 2019 12:00 pm
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  “Let the joy of religious life gradually unfold!”
Sister Jolyce Greteman
“... it was my life and my decision,” was the ultimate advice Sister Jolyce Greteman received from her mother early on in her formation more than six decades ago. Now celebrating her 60th...

Sister Linda to discerners: 'I thank God every day for my vocation.'

Thursday, September 5th 2019 10:00 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  After 50 years of ministry, FSPA celebrates Sister Linda's jubilee
Sister Linda Riesberg, celebrating her jubilee at Villa St. Joseph
In many classrooms across the United States, young children begin expanding their senses of belonging in the world. Their learning deepens as they listen to people who come to visit them, telling of...

Lives that sparkle among us [Video]

Thursday, May 2nd 2019 10:00 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  A lifetime begins with a vocations invitation … and a “yes” to the calling.
Sister Karen Neuser shares elation and gratitude during her 60-year jubilee celebration.

Discerning action, new adventure in Lent and religious life

Thursday, April 11th 2019 10:00 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
 
Lent: 'making space for the new adventures God is inviting us to.'
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In every action and adventure movie I’ve seen, the main character finds themselves in a seemingly impossible situation. All protagonists, like Wonder Woman, face choices that will impact life...

Rejoice in love and resurrection

Sunday, April 21st 2019 7:00 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  Joy and Easter blessings to you
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May our hearts overflow with joy as we celebrate God’s love for us and the resurrection of Christ this Easter Season.
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...

Discernment and Advent: what are you preparing for?

Thursday, November 29th 2018 10:00 am
Amy Taylor, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
  First Sunday of the season shines light on spiritual preparation, reflects discernment The ringing of the church bell this week not only calls us to Mass but proclaims the beginning of a...

Discernment and Advent: called to new life

Thursday, December 6th 2018 10:00 am
Amy Taylor, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
  "God creates ways to fill in the holes we're convinced might swallow us up"
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Life, as well all know, includes instances in which things don’t work out the way we plan and dream. It could be an important exam that, despite long hours of study, garners a bad grade;...

Discernment and Advent: is your heart ready for the celebration?

Thursday, December 20th 2018 10:00 am
Amy Taylor, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
  "... a visual sign of what was to come."
 
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When I was young child, we began the month of December at school by making green and red construction paper chains — learning how to mark time link-by-link until Christmas. We arrived at the...

Images of discernment: what's missing?

Thursday, January 17th 2019 10:00 am
Amy Taylor, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
  Discernment ... can sometimes be inspired by reflecting on what is absent
 
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Have you ever been flipping through a magazine and come across a “spot the difference” image puzzle — two photos that appear to be identical yet contain slight dissimilarities for...

There's more to Sister Sarah's discernment story ... [video]

Thursday, February 7th 2019 10:00 am
Amy Taylor, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
  "I was really interested ... it lit a little fire in my heart."
Sarah Hennessey, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
"What if my family isn't Catholic? Meet Sister Sarah" is the latest Show me a sign video in our discernment series to premiere. Sister Sarah, like every other woman who has taken...

Discerning our love in the world ... today

Thursday, February 14th 2019 10:00 am
Amy Taylor, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
  "How we love, who we love and who loves us are at the heart of discernment."
 
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Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day: the customary day each year when love is the topic of much conversation and measured in worth by cards, balloons, chocolates and flowers. These are all...

Discernment iridescent this new year

Tuesday, January 1st 2019 10:00 am
Amy Taylor, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
  Happy New Year!
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May it be filled with exciting adventure as you discern how God is calling you to serve.
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...

There's more to Sister Dawn's discernment story

Tuesday, March 12th 2019 10:00 am
Amy Taylor, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
  The gifts of "goodness ... wisdom" guiding her call to leadership
Sister Dawn Kutt is living her "call to leadership"
as an  FSPA Leadership Team mission councilor.

There's more to Sister Jacinta's discernment story

Thursday, March 28th 2019 10:00 am
Amy Taylor, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
  "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...

Discerning love in action

Wednesday, April 18th 2018 7:40 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  Giving witness this Holy Week
Image by Sister Amy Taylor
As we begin the celebration of Holy Week may we observe love in action.
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...

Discerning love in action

Thursday, April 18th 2019 8:30 am
Sister Amy Taylor, FSPA
  Giving witness this Holy Week
 
Image by Sister Amy Taylor
As we begin the celebration of Holy Week may we observe love in action....

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