Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Making memories - here's a chance for you or someone you know!

Camp Franciscan     Do you know anyone who is interested in knowing what it is like to be a Franciscan Sister? Or maybe just simply curious about it?  If so, here's a great opportunity to meet some Sisters, get some answers, have some fun, and make new friends and new memories!

As I write this I am remembering some of the questions my sophomore religion students used to ask. I can't help but smile as I remember.
What do Sisters do when they are not in school? 
What do you do for fun or do you ever have fun? 
Do you have good food? 
Do you have to pray a lot? led into more serious questions.
Is it true that you weave baskets in the evening? This one-time memorable question was from a very serious looking young man. The answer was "no" and I didn't laugh at the time!

Maybe someone you know has similar questions. Each summer the Franciscan Sisters offer young ladies a chance (Camp Franciscan) to spend a few days at our beautiful Motherhouse on Silver Lake outside of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. "What's the Motherhouse?" was another question sometimes.

We welcome anyone who is even the least bit curious about Sisters, or maybe even has some burning questions about our life. At Camp Franciscan you can get answers to those questions - and also get a little taste of the more serious side of a Sister's life as well.

There's a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words and you'll find pictures from some past camps on our Camp Franciscan web page and on the blog post announcing this year's camp  Do check these out and if you know anyone interested in considering Religious Life, please send them this blog post.

Camp Info: Theme - Women of Strength, Women of God
Camp begins at 1 p.m. on June 15 and ends at1 p.m. on June 17.
Leadership Training: High School Sophomores to college age are invited to help us guide the other campers June 13, 1 p.m. – June 15, 1 p.m.

Please also join us in praying for the campers and for an increase in Religious vocations!

Thank you and God Bless You!

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