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.