Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI

Cheryl Mader

Cheryl Mader

I grew up with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross.  Sister Paulette Hupfauf is my godmother, I attended grade school at Holy Angels in Darboy, and I was an aspirant  for 18 months at the chapel at Robinsonville. I learned  from the Sisters over many years; however, I did not know  much about the Associate Relationship. While attending   an Advent Day of Reflection at the motherhouse   several years ago, Sister Francis Bangert asked if I’d ever   considered it. I hadn’t and didn’t imagine that it was   in my future. Then came the pandemic, and many days   and weeks at home pondering the world and my role   in it. Eventually, I met with Sister Ruth Ann LaBine to   learn and discern. I was happy to reconnect with Sister   Charlene Hockers in the preparation, as well. Thanks to   those two wise women!

My hope is that through an Associate Relationship, my   faith and connection with God will be deepened. As well, I hope to expand my understanding of how my prayer life  works to serve others, locally and globally.

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

Jan Irwin, Director of the Associate Relationship

Jan Irwin, Director of the Associate Relationship, is glad to answer any of your questions. You can reach her at 920-884-2729 or via e-mail using our Contact form

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