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

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Still teaching and lending a compassionate ear to others

Prayer, presence and hospitality permeate volunteer ministries by Sister Mary Berg I am keeping busy in my retirement. On Mondays I volunteer as a receptionist at St. John the Evangelist Homeless... Read More

Leaving the calendar behind: More ‘being,’ less ‘doing’

A life of ministry includes seeing God in students, ex-offenders and the elderly by Sister Francis Bangert Following 20 years as an elementary school teacher, nine years as a pastoral associate, and... Read More

Sister Rose Jochmann receives award for solar advocacy

Her vision has propelled our solar array and those of other communities by Sister Mary Kabat On Jan. 16, 2020, Sister Rose Jochmann, chair of the Community’s Sustainability Committee and member of... Read More

Sister Mary Ellen Lowney was grateful for the gifts of faith, family and friends

Sister Mary Ellen Lowney (Frances Mary Bridget Lowney) died on Jan. 30, 2020.  She was born in the Town of Bear Creek, Waupaca County, on April 23, 1922, the only daughter of Will and Helen Nolan... Read More

Two former students preside at funeral Mass for Sister Margaret Mary Halbach

Sister Margaret Mary Halbach died on Dec. 19, 2019. The former Bernadette, or “Bernie” as she was known to her large family, was born on Nov. 30, 1940, to Raymond and Mary Halbach in Sherwood, Wis.... Read More

Life after full-time ministry: Serving others then and now comes from one’s baptismal call

We asked four Sisters who have recently retired to reflect on the transition from full-time to part-time or volunteer ministry and the gift this new chapter in life offers. From what full-time... Read More

Life after full-time ministry: ‘I see a great need’ to remember the sick and elderly

We asked four Sisters who have recently retired to reflect on the transition from full-time to part-time or volunteer ministry and the gift this new chapter in life offers. From what full-time... Read More

Life after full-time ministry: A time to contemplate & share wisdom

We asked four Sisters who have recently retired to reflect on the transition from full-time to part-time or volunteer ministry and the gift this new chapter in life offers. From what full-time... Read More

Life after full-time ministry: Serving others continues but with fewer commitments

We asked four Sisters who have recently retired to reflect on the transition from full-time to part-time or volunteer ministry and the gift this new chapter in life offers. From what full-time... Read More

All praise be yours, my Lord

The Canticle of Creation is St. Francis of Assisi’s testament of God’s manifestation in all Editor’s Note: Oct. 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, our patron saint. To celebrate, we are sharing... Read More