A Weekend of Reflection - Friday, October 18 at 7:00 PM to noon, Sunday, October 20
This weekend is open to all single women ages 20 to 45 who are discerning a religious vocation!
For more details and to register, please contact Ruthy Trusler, Vocations Director at 513-761-9040 ext. 132.
Want to learn more about discerning a vocation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor? Or, just want to know more about our ministries, then please join us Sunday, November 17 after the 10:00 AM Mass at St. Clare Chapel, 60 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45215; 513-761-9040, ext 132.
National Catholic Youth Conference - Teens! Can't make it to Indianapolis for the NCYC: Signed. Sealed. Delivered? Then share in the experience via a live feed from Indy to Cincy, right here in the Chiara Room at the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, St. Clare Convent, (60 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45215 -- 513-761-9040, ext 132). Event will be Friday, November 22, 6:30-10:15 PM which will include a great praise-worship band, live feed from the Indianapolis NCYC, pizza and a t-shirt! Cost: $10 (However, scholarships are available) -- Sign ups will be through your Parish Youth Ministry or contact Ruthy Trusler. Look for more details here and in your parish bulletins!
What exactly is a vocation? A vocation is a calling or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action such as to the religious, married, or single life. Most often when we hear the word vocation we think of a calling to the religious life.
Franciscan Sisters of the Poor are followers of Jesus, and live the Gospel Way of Life by public vows of consecrated celibacy, poverty, and obedience. We live in community just as St. Francis of Assisi and Blessed Frances Schervier have. Each sister brings her special talents and/or occupation that is exemplified in her ministry choices of serving those who are poor and marginalized.
Is God Calling You?
Have you heard God Calling? Will you be able to recognize the call? And, will you answer the call? Your call grows from knowing and loving Jesus and a desire of discipleship that helps others to know and love God.
Each Franciscan Sister of the Poor has heard the call at different pivotal times of her life. Some recognized the call while quite young, some while in college or on the brink of a career. Others were older and in the midst of a successful professional life, realized something was missing. There is no typical time in one's life to discern God's invitation.
If you want to make a difference in the world...
then talk to the ones who have!
The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor...
are women religious called to bring compassion, hope, and healing to the community of life. They are inspired by the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Perhaps you would like to join us for coffee and conversation. Our Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have a wide diverse range of careers. Come check us out. Contact Ruthy at 761-9040, ext 132.
Today the Sisters pray and work in the United States, Brazil, Italy, Senegal, and the Philippines.