What do postulants and novices do during their semester breaks? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity sent their postulants and novices on formative mission experiences January 2-10, 2010. These service opportunities enable new members to learn more about the spirit and life of the Congregation by enjoying smaller local community living in various geographical locations while shadowing the Sisters’ rewarding ministries.
So where did they go?
St. Peter the Fisherman Convent, Two Rivers, WI is Kara Martin’s temporary home. Six Franciscan Sisters hope to share their full lives at St. Peter the Fisherman School and St. Peter the Fisherman Parish this week. Although Kara’s own love for teaching will be fed with her interactions with children, she will also be exposed to the many ministries found in one of today’s active parishes.
Marie Wilhelm is learning about religious life at St. Clare Convent, Manitowoc, WI. Eight Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity live in a community owned home which borders Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, one of the Franciscan Sisters’ sponsored Manitowoc health care network sites. Marie will witness not only the current Sisters in the health network and at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, but she will become more aware of all possible roles of service.
Living in community with six Franciscan Sisters in a large Southern-looking residence that is within walking distance of St. Benedict School, Sister Pamela Catherine Peasel, OSF is in Cambridge, Ohio. The religious women here are very much involved in Christ Our Light Parish, a three worship site Catholic Community, as well as in various ministries of education at the school.
Sister Chiara La Valley, OSF is also in the state of Ohio. At Good Samaritan Convent, Zanesville, four Franciscan Sisters are involved in meaningful work at Genesis HealthCare System. Since Sister Chiara is in the process of becoming a nurse, she is excited about seeing the day to day workings of this Franciscan health care organization.
Any thoughts about these experiences?