Voices of Franciscan Hearts

Audio Reflections

Below are audio reflections from our Sisters.
We will continually add the Franciscan wisdom of both our present Sisters
and those who have gone before us,
as we believe the contributions of our members
should live on long after their passing.

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Sr. Nancy shares her vocation journey

Hold back nothing,

…that He who gives Himself

totally to you may receive you totally.”
(LtOrd 29) 



It's a Nun's Life: Ask Sister 

Sr Joyce Shanabarger

"Ask Sister" podcast with General Community Leader
Sr. Joyce Shanabarger:

 Motherhouse Road Trip with the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

Sr Maria BrizuelaSister Joyce

"Ask Sister" podcast featuring Vocation Director
Sr. Maria Brizuela

Sister Maria


Cultivating Vocation Awareness

Dare to Love

First Thursday Monthly: 8 – 8:30 a.m.


Formerly hosted by Sr. Lovina Francis Pammit, a Franciscan Sister of the Sacred Heart, "Dare to Love" is a program that cultivates vocation awareness in the Archdiocese of Chicago through discussion of topics related to vocation discernment and promotion. 

Dare to Love Podcast

Engaging Franciscan Wisdom Podcast

Episode 30 of the Engaging Franciscan Wisdom podcast, Celebrating God’s goodness and beauty in self and others, is available for listening. Join Franciscan Sister Maria Brizuela as she tells of her journey to religious life, celebrates God-with-us in every place and event, and honors the goodness of all of life.  Click the link to listen and to see the accompanying show notes:

Go to Episode 30

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