4 Young Women Begin Journey as Franciscan Postulants

by Sister Julie Ann on August 19, 2012

Sunday’s August 19, 2012, Eucharist reading from Ephesians invites all hearers ” to try to understand what is the will of God”. Today four young women acted on these words and began a  journey as Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Postulants in Manitowoc, WI. 

Holy Family Convent newcomers arrived with simple possessions by plane on Saturday or  appeared with personal items by  Sunday mid-afternoon.  Rexann from Raleigh, MS, was the first Sister-shuttle  pick up at Milwaukee’s General Mitchel International Airport. Later, Chelsea, originating from Calgary, Canada, flew in at Green Bay’s Austin Straubel Airport.  Jenna, from Barnum, MN, and who  lived most recently in Superior, WI,  and Mary, who calls Lake in the Hills, IL, home, complete this year’s Postulant community.

As you may imagine, the first days with us include helpful sessions to familiarize the young women not only with our large Motherhouse with its many rooms, staircases and chapels, but oh so much more. Fitting  of postulant habits, time for prayer and registering for classes at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, relaxed moments to get to know each other and our Sisters living at Holy Family Convent and near by convents will be some of the initial experiences. Sister Elaine Turba is entrusted with  overseeing  this important program of orientation. The year-long goal is growth in  dialogue about the  principles, values and common spirit of our Franciscan way of life and to prepare for the Novitiate.

Knowing some of you reading this post may be loved ones of our Postulants or possible discerners considering a call to be a Franciscan Sister, we invite you to learn more about  our newest candidates and their call to be postulants with us. Watch  for more coverage  (and better quality photos) here on Franciscanized World or Facebook or other Community blogs in the days ahead.

13 thoughts on “4 Young Women Begin Journey as Franciscan Postulants”

  1. Meg says:

    Congratulations, ladies and many blessings as you continue your discernment journey.

  2. Sister Mary Ann says:

    Such a joy to welcome each of you to this new step in your journey of love with Jesus in our Franciscan Community! Count on my daily prayers!!!

  3. Welcome and God’s blessings on each of you and your directress and team members. May each day bring you closer to Jesus.

  4. sannette says:

    Welcome Ladies! It is so good to see you gathered as a group in St. Al’s. We have been awaiting your arrival. You are kept in our prayers from Greenwood, MS May God bless each of you and draw you closer to Himself.

  5. Sister Mary Ann Tupy says:

    Welcome to our Home. We are so happy you have decided to join our community. We look forward to hearing and seeing more from you in the weeks and months to come.

  6. Chelsea, Postulant says:

    Thanks so much to everyone for their warm welcome! It’s been a busy, but great week so far! Your smiles, hugs, prayers and comments are much appreciated! 🙂

  7. Sister Nancy says:

    Welcome to the Franciscan Sisters! May this time of association and discernment be one rich with blessings for each of you. My prayer and support are with you.

  8. Sr. Renee Mirkes says:

    Pax et bonum to each of you! Welcome to our beautiful motherhouse and community. May Sts. Francis & Clare be your constant orientation guides.

  9. Sister Jan says:

    I could not have picked a better group of young women with whom to work this year. God has chosen you and we are thrilled God directed you to the FSCC, I am looking forward to our team get-togethers. We will grow together in community as sisters.

  10. Sister Hannah says:

    Aloha Sisters!
    We are delighted to have you with us. We will be sending prayers from Hawaii. I know your journey will be blessed.

  11. Sister Jessica says:

    Wishing you Franciscan joys and welcoming you with my prayers.

  12. Sister Kathleen says:

    You are a wonderful sight! May those smiles grow and deepen as your make yourselves at home with us all! Each of you and Sr. Elaine will be in my prayers as you listen to the Lord each day!

  13. Sister Joellen says:

    Welcome and many blessings as you get to know us…know you are kept near in prayer.

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