• Songs of praise are sung by Sisters and Associates

  • Sister Bridget unlocks the mystery of religious icons

  • The Christogram is a hand pose representing the Greek letters for Jesus Christ

  • Religious icons are sometimes called windows into heaven

  • Sisters Geraldine Krautkramer and Jane Riha

  • For Earth Day, we announced our major solar initiative

  • Our 416 panels supply about 30% of our electricity

  • Sister Ruth Ann says she wouldn't teach anywhere but a Catholic school

  • A basket of blessings from us to our World Youth Day pilgrims!

  • Blessings of 3 pear trees, gifted to us by the family of Wayne Walters.

  • Sister Cecelia Blonde's mission: To share God's love

  • St. Francis and some Sisters attend Lifest in Oshkosh.

  • 'Lord, your mercy reaches to heaven; your fidelity, to the clouds.' Psalm 36:6

  • Sister Nancy Langlois tutors women from Somalia.

  • Torches for the 800th anniversary of St.Clare joining St. Francis in mission.

  • Sisters Clairann and Urban enjoy each other's company.

  • Notre Dame students give service time at our motherhouse.

From the sound of silence to hymns of praise

How best to pray is a question that probably has been asked for thousands of years, and the answers are as numerous and varied as the Communion of Saints. Prayer can be expressed by what we do ("Preach the Gospel at all times; when necessary, use words," said St. Francis of Assisi) or in our quiet contemplation ("Let us gaze upon Christ," wrote St. Clare of Assisi to St. Agnes of Prague), or in our hymns of praise ("To sing is to pray twice," says St. Augustine). Story continues ...


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