The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wis., released the second video in a series entiltled “Called.” The videos are real stories of women who chose religious life and are now Catholic sisters with the congregation.
In the second story released, Sister Kristin Peters shares her journey to FSPA stating, “…it [religious life] was an opportunity to grow into who I was at my core.” She adds, “The FSPA prayer life was one that affirmed who I was; their relationship with God is centeral to who they are.”
Sister Kristin lives in La Crosse, Wis., and ministers at the La Crosse County Jail and YWCA’s Ruth House, a home for women recovering from addictions.
In the first story released, Sister Corrina Thomas shares her journey to FSPA stating, “…it was defintely something that came from outside…a calling from the outside that brought me into this.” She adds, “I was in high school and tried to push it aside…but somewhere deep down I was very peaceful about it…and so I decided to go with that feeling of peace and applied to be a sister.”
In her video story she adds that “the difference in being a sister is the total committment of time and the focus you can give this life.”
The videos are available at www.fspa.org/called. Additional real stories will be added throughout 2012.
Based in La Crosse, Wis., the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration consist of more than 290 women religious engaged in furthering the work of the Catholic Church and the Gospel. Their partners in ministry, including more than 230 affiliates and 120 prayer partners, join them in service of God’s mission. The sisters work in the United States and internationally in varied ministries, creating innovative approaches to healing, teaching and praying. Visit FSPA online at www.facebook.com/franciscansisisters.
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Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration