Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Mary Ann Spanjers reflects on a recent visit with students at Grand Canyon State University, Phoenix, Arizona.

Receiving an invitation from one of my former San Miguel students to come visit her Grand Canyon University Newman Center to talk about discernment and Religious Life was truly a blessing! GCU is in Phoenix so I invited Sister Pamela Catherine to join me in sharing about her Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity journey as well! Sister Martha Mary and Sister Thereselle also came! The young women were very welcoming and enjoyed hearing from each of us!

There is a special spirit at GCU Newman Center, they are committed to their faith and desiring to grow deeper! Spending the evening with them filled me with hope for the Church! Time includes good pizza and delightful encounters! May the Holy Spirit continue to touch these young women with the strength to respond to Jesus’ call to follow him! It was a blessed time. Some of the students are actually doing service at St. Peter Indian Mission, Bapchule, Arizona in the next weeks.