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

Patti Hovde

Patti Hovde

“As an Associate called by God, I look to deepen my Franciscan spirituality and grow in my relationship with God, Saint Francis, and Saint Clare while embracing the values of contemplation, simplicity, hospitality, and conversion. I look to share those values with my family, the Associates, and Sisters of Bay Settlement, and the communities of St. Joseph and SS. Peter and Paul Parishes.”

Patti grew up in Green Bay and was affiliated with Annunciation Parish. After marrying Wes, they moved to Sturgeon Bay. She became employed as secretary at St. Joseph Parish School. Patti went on and completed the Parish Business Management tract of the Emmaus Program in the Green Bay Diocese and later obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology at Silver Lake College, Manitowoc. She is presently bookkeeper and Parish Ministry Coordinator of both SS. Peter & Paul and St. Joseph Parishes in Sturgeon Bay.

Patti, being the perpetual learner, is presently enrolled in the Marian College Master’s Program of Thanatology so as to prepare herself for a ministry that gives comfort and support to persons facing death, dying, and bereavement issues.

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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