What’s Helpful about San Xavier Mission Discernment Day

Are you literally waking up to questions about your vocation? Wondering if God is calling you to be a Franciscan Sister? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serving in Arizona recently collaborated to offer a discernment day for young women. The perfect location was a favorite pilgrimage destination site, San Xavier Mission Del Bac, Tucson.

Here’s what the discerners had to say about the day.

What touched your heart during this discernment day?

  • The Sisters- always welcoming, kind and insightful
  • Hearing the Sisters’ stories
  • Seeing Sister Mary Teresa. I missed her a lot. The fact that you all fed us.
  • The passion the Sisters have for their vocation
  • Time spent with the Sisters…I really was meant to be here today.
  • Getting to meet such a young Sister! Not very often-or ever-that I’ve seen someone my age in a veil.
  • Reuniting with all the Sisters

What part of the day did you find the most helpful?

  • When the Sisters talked about their vocation, it was helpful for me in trying to find mine.
  • Reflection questions (workshops)
  • the 10 minute prayer/meditation times
  • Being able to sit down and talk to the Sisters
  • Open discussion
  • How much Sisters supported vocations, even for those who don’t finish the program
  • I liked the balance between group time and reflection time in the morning. It’s so hard to find a space to be quiet.
  • Parting into groups and going to different topics in the booklet

If you would be interested in a discernment day, call or text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632 or contact us here.

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