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

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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

Sisters share and receive through local Community Gardens

BACK TO THE GARDEN: Sister Maria Drzewiecki always plants tomatoes, green peppers, radishes and squash in her garden. Her plot is one of nearly 400 available through the Extension Brown County... Read More

Sisters to celebrate the doubling of their solar energy capacity

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Aug. 26, 2019) – A dream begun six years ago was realized today when the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross generate 50 percent of their electricity with solar energy. The... Read More

Enriching the lives of God's people through prayer, presence and hospitality

Sister Mary Samuel Brunner brings beauty wherever she goes By Renae Bauer On the outskirts of the city of Shawano sits a pale, daffodil-yellow bungalow that is home to Sister Mary Samuel Brunner. As... Read More