'Let the Water Flow' - A Day of Reflection for Women

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Plunge into the waters of baptism!

Cholewinski Elise Sr 2016-001-web -100pxWomen of all ages are invited to "Let the Water Flow," a day of prayer and reflection. Hear one of our best teachers, Sister Elise Cholewinski, talk about three baptismal images -- water, light and life -- revealed through powerful stories to be shared during Lent. They are:

  1. WATER: "The woman at the well" -- Jesus asks the woman for a drink and then promises her that if she would ask, He could give her water welling up to everlasting life. How do we respond to Jesus' invitation? How do we invite others to the water?
  2. LIGHT: "The man born blind" -- We, too, need Jesus to enlighten the eyes of our faith. We need Him to break open the Word of the Gospels until we can recognize ourselves and our lives on every page.
  3. LIFE: "The raising of Lazarus" -- Life -- “Lazarus, come out!” We hear these words on the fifth Sunday of Lent. They remind us that at different times throughout our lives we have been locked up in some kind of tomb and have heard Him beckoning us to “get a life.”

Saturday, March 4, 2017

9:30 am -- Registration
10:00 am -- Opening Prayer
10:20 am -- Introduction to the day's theme
10:30 am -- "The Woman at the Well"
11:10 am -- Time for quiet reflection
11:45 am -- Lunch in dining room until 12:15 pm
12:30 pm -- "The Man Born Blind"
1:10 pm -- Time for quiet reflection
1:40 pm -- "The Raising of Lazarus"
2:15 pm -- Time for quiet reflection
2:40 pm -- Evaluation and closing prayer (conclude at 3 pm)


St. Francis Convent, 3110 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay (2 miles north of UW-GB) || Google map

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A freewill offering of $5.00 will be accepted at the door to cover the cost of lunch.


“An extending of self-action and bearing fruit.”

St. Francis of Assisi wanted his brothers and sisters to be like Christ, humble and truly submissive to all. The design contains a figure who reaches out in action, extending herself in service of others. The gold behind her is the grace of inspiration to do her own particular work. The gold in front is the fruit of her actions.

About this mosaic:
Artist Kathryn Schnabel created several series of mosaics for our motherhouse. One series, called Franciscan Values, adorns our Sister Water font. The font is a symbol of our baptismal call and our vows to God within our Franciscan community.