How Do You Meet a Franciscan Sister: UW Green Bay

by Sister Julie Ann on April 9, 2014

Ever walk into a place and just feel Christ’s words to St. Francis ‘rebuild My Church’ come alive once again?

Franciscan Sisters participate in Catholic Mass at UW Green Bay Ecumenical CenterThis happened for us Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the UW Green Bay Ecumenical Center.  Excited about leading the music at the Sunday evening Eucharist, we arrived in two vans, pulled into two near by parking spots and began carrying instruments, etc. etc. Meeting us was gentle-mannered Campus Minister Michael Poradek hauling his own actual portable ‘Mass kit’ creating an environment for Eucharist. His construction assistant was Scott who had already set up stands, microphones and equipment to project song lyrics, etc. This was faith in action and church ‘on the move’. How Franciscan can you get!

Important to this UW Green Bay Catholic experience was the dynamic pastoral presence of Father Daniel Schuster. His University of Wisconsin Green Bay students welcomed Franciscan SistersGospel challenge, a calling for a real ‘Come to Jesus’ talk-the Sacrament of Reconciliation, honestly acknowledged how much discouragement and anxiety can really blind us from seeing the possibilities of God’s love for us. Talk about the essence of wise, practical advice.

We took this opportunity to encourage everyone to check out our April song of the month–Lead Me On. This song also encourages a spirit of  ‘rebuilding Christ’s Church’. May Lent be a time for all of us to make a decision that moves us forward in our relationship with God.

We invite you to contact us if we can assist you in moving forward in a vocation to be a Franciscan Sister.

2 thoughts on “How Do You Meet a Franciscan Sister: UW Green Bay”

  1. Sister Mary Ann says:

    I’m sure that the students appreciated all you added to the liturgy with the gift of music and song! Jesus is leading us forward!

  2. The presence of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity on college campuses says to me that we are deeply involved in our contemporary culture while not being immersed in consumerism or commercialism. Seems to me that is the call of a woman in love with Jesus and inspired by St. Francis and Pope Francis.

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