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Chiara Offreduccio (St. Clare) was born in 1194. It is said that when her mother had Chiara in her womb, an angel appeared to her and said, "your child will be a light that will illuminate the world!" Hence, her mother named the child Chiara, which means "light. As G.K. Chesterton put it, St. Clare was a romantic figure just like Juliet was. However, instead of running away from her family in order to be with an earthly man, Clare gave up everything and ran away from her family for the love of her Savior!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Vocation Retreats!

Sorry for not posting in a while...here in Virginia, it's ragweed season, so I've been rather sick for the past couple of weeks. Needless to say, I'll need to start preparing for the Feast of Holy Father Francis next week!

The following post is looooooonnnnng overdue....The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are a wonderful group of active sisters based in Wisconsin. A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about their congregation, and since that point, it seems as though they've continued to grow! Their vocation website is one of the best I've ever seen, and underscores the call to live in the world, but not of the world. That being said, their "Franciscanized World" section of the website contains beautiful songs by popular artists, posts on vocation and the Christian life, and much more.

One of the sisters asked me to post the following information on their vocation retreats. If you think you might have a call to the religious life, I encourage you to check it out! :

Vocation Retreats for Young Adult Catholic Women

We, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite young adult single women ages 18 - 35 to join us for retreats on:

Oct. 17-19, 2008
Dec. 5-7, 2008
Feb. 20-22, 2009
May 29-31, 2009

Begins Friday 7.00 pm.
Concludes Sunday 12.30 pm.

Registration is required for this event. To register simply complete the form on the link below.

The cost is $25.00 for the weekend.

Retreats will be held at
Holy Family Convent (map)
2409 S. Alverno Rd.
Manitowoc, WI 54220



Anonymous Sister Julie Ann said...

Thank you for your kind words and for encouraging young women to participate in our retreats. Peace and all good.

3:52 PM  

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