Rose Denissen

2016-Denissen -Rose _optI am most grateful for the gift of Associate Relationship with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross.

I was drawn to the charism of the Bay Settlement Franciscans through several Sisters that I worked with. It is a Community that I am comfortable with. They are most welcoming and extremely hospitable.

Bonding with the Sisters and other Associates in our Dialogue Groups is very important to me. It gives me a chance to study, reflect, and discuss topics, and to share insights with each other. I am blessed to be part of some great conversations and to be part of a wonderful Community.

I am also blessed with a wonderful husband, Michael. He is loving, caring, and positive in outlook. I have two children, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandkids. They reside in the Green Bay area, thus gifting me frequently with their presence at my home.

What are Associates?

The Associate Relationship is open to men and women who want to:

  • deepen their relationship
  • with God
  • partner with the Sisters in prayer and Gospel mission
  • model a new vision of community in their lives
  • strive to live Gospel values in their daily lives

To learn more, contact Sister Marilyn Herr, Associate Director, at or 920-884-2729, or visit these pages.