What was Uplifting at Ascension Vocation Discernment Retreat

by Sister Julie Ann on May 20, 2012

While anticipating and celebrating the feast of the Ascension, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity again welcomed young women for a Vocation Discernment Retreat at our Motherhouse on May 18-20, 2012.

Wondering what young women would find uplifting in this retreat experience? Continuing the remembrance of the 800th anniversary year of St. Clare’s call to walk in the footprints of  Jesus as the first feminine follower of St. Francis,  retreatants first of all focused on the mystical second letter of St. Clare to St. Agnes of Prague. You, too, might consider reading this letter between two women who truly desired to  grow in their relationship with God.

With the sun shining bright, Saturday was a perfect pilgrimage and picnic day to the  Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion, WI. Novices Sister Monica, Sister Regina Rose and Sister Leslie joined us for the Franciscan Crown (rosary) and provided some concrete conversation about Franciscan life and discernment helps. After all, it was not that long ago that they, too, were on a vocation discernment retreat.  

Saturday evening we had the perfect weather for an Ascension retreat experience. Our pictures tell the story.

4 thoughts on “What was Uplifting at Ascension Vocation Discernment Retreat”

  1. Anne Marie Lom says:

    I was eager to see this posting, especially the pictures. Sister photographer was adept at capturing Ascension/prayer/fun and the process of discerning. Prayers were offered for each young woman and the directors. What  beautiful, sunny days to explore God’s call!

  2. sannette says:

    We have been waiting to view the pictures from your retreat weekend! You all hae been so much in our thougths and prayers these days. What a wonderful experiencial Ascension, pllaying with Sister Wind! May the Spirit now remain with each of you.

  3. Sister Mary Ann says:

    The presence of the Holy Spirit radiated from these beautiful young women!  Walking with them on this Vocation Discernment Retreat was an experience of Jesus’ love! Thanks for all the prayers and support for these young women desiring to respond to God’s love in their lives!

  4. Sr. Leslie says:

    It was really wonderful to spend time with all of you. You are inspiring young woman.

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