November 18, 2008

On the Road Again

Hi! My name is Sr. M. Consolata and I'm the new (well, not so new, it's been two months now) Vocation Director. Did you know that part of what I get to do is to travel? Yes, right now I'm in Kansas! Last month I was in Ohio. This past weekend, Louisiana came to visit me in Alton, Illinois. What a blessing to meet young women from around the country!

As time goes on I look forward to sharing more with you and hearing from you too! For now, you can check out my hello to the students at St. James Academy in Lenexa, KS. Disclaimer: Movie was made on the run on K-7. Enjoy!

Feel free to send me a comment or email!

God bless you and Be NOT afraid!!


Anonymous said...

Greetings Sr. M Consolata,

God Bless you and your fellow sisters as you travel and witness to other young women. My question is this: how to you follow the "order of the day" while traveling? Grace and Peace to you all.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sister Consolata,
Do you go to other schools and talk to girls? Where? That Sister in the back is funny. God bless you in your ministry.


1 Franciscan Way said...


How do I follow the order of the day while traveling? If I am traveling to places where our Sisters live, then I join them in prayer and the order of the day as much as possible. I was able to do this while I was in Kansas because I joined the Sisters for their school day at St. James Academy and at Benedictine College. If I am traveling to other places, I still try to follow the order of our day as much as I can with the schedule of the apostolate. Flexibility is key!

To answer the second question: Yes, I do go to other schools and talk to girls. The location depends on where I am invited to go and if it fits into my schedule. If you would like me to come to your school, please call or email and I can see if I am available!

God bless you both!
Sister M. Consolata, FSGM

Michaela said...

What are the chances of a 13 year old girl that lives 2 hours away interested in the religious life getting to come visit Alton?

1 Franciscan Way said...


I think it would be very possible. If you log onto our website, you will find a place to contact Sr. M. Consolata by e-mail. You can talk to her about your desire to visit and make the arrangements.

God bless you.

Anonymous said...

When the sisters attend college, are there convents nearby in which they live or are there other living arrangements? Also, I don't know if you can answer this question. When you live in the convent (such as in Alton) does each sister have her own cell or do sisters room together? Do you refer to it as a cell or room?

1 Franciscan Way said...

In most of the situations where our Sisters attend university, they live in a convent nearby. In Steubenville, we have a house of studies where our Sisters live. In Atchison, at Benedictine, the Sisters live in school housing but are attached to the local convent in the area. In other situations, our Sisters commute from a local convent. If it is absolutely necessary, we live in the dorm, but that is the exception.

In our community each Sister has her own room, and we call them bedrooms. They are places where we can go to be alone, to be silent and to pray.

Thanks for your questions & comments. We love to hear from you!

Jeanette said...

Dear Sister M. Consolata,

Thank you so much for sharing the "human" side of being a sister and the different aspects of community life. There is definitely never time for boredom in religious life! Sister M. Clementia once shared how you each celebrate your name day in the convent which was very interesting. Are there any traditions as a community at CHRISTmas?

Love & Peace to you and all the sisters who submit to this blog.