How Do You Meet a Franciscan Sister: Houston

by Sister Julie Ann on July 5, 2014

Ever desire to imitate St. Paul’s missionary journeys? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity depart this morning, July 5-9, 2014 for adventures in Houston, TX. Unlike Paul, Sister Carmen Marie Diaz, Sister Mary Ann Spanjers and Sister Julie Ann Sheahan are going for the most part where we are invited and have already received a warm welcome from a very hospitable Catholic community. We go with a general itinerary of events and anticipate other surprises on the way. We are traveling light except for the 50 lbs of mostly Franciscan resource materials in our checked suitcase.

By the end of today we will arrive at the Dominicans of Houston who graciously offered us housing. We will also be present at St. Luke Parish for the Saturday evening Mass and possibly meet up with some long-time friends. We are eager to put a face to some of our other correspondence of the last months. For updated reports of our sojourn, please watch our facebook page or watch for updates on the left-hand side of our webpage here. We promise to post more stories after we arrive back  in Wisconsin on July 9.

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6 thoughts on “How Do You Meet a Franciscan Sister: Houston”

  1. Sr. Elaine says:

    May you have good days in Houston. Blessings on your travel and the time spent meeting many new friends. Keeping you in prayer.

  2. gabs says:

    Are you going to be at St. Michael Parish?

  3. Sister Julie Ann says:

    We were at St. Michael Parish for Café Catholica. We were among a crowd of 900 young people ready to hear Cardinal DiNardo speak on Pope Francis’ encyclical the Joy of the Gospel. It testifies to the strength of faith in this area of the country.

  4. I have followed you on Facebook and hope that you have an opportunity to rest soon. The adventures sound amazing and I want to hear all about them.

  5. Sister Marcolette says:

    Thank you so much for devoting your time and energy to visiting numerous parishes – being with the people, and with the youth in particular. I believe that the origin of my vocation was twofold: the faith of my parents, and the personal contact I had in grade school with our Sisters. I am so proud of your work in the Houston area and look forward to hearing your stories.

  6. Sister Mary Ann says:

    The warm welcome of so many we met in Houston was an unforgettable experience of faith in action! The energy and participation of the hundreds of young adults in the various parishes shows a very alive Church! God is indeed with us!

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