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

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Sisters embrace wisdom years through renewal & revitalization

WISDOM CIRCLE :  Contemplating and sharing their personal journeys are, clockwise from top left, Sisters Jane Riha, Laura Zelten, Francis Bangert, Charlene Hockers, Joanne Goessl, Madonna Swintkoske,... Read More

Sister Geraldine Krautkramer believed ministry was a privilege

Sister Geraldine Krautkramer   died on Feb. 9, 2023.  The former Bonita Louise Krautkramer was born on March 31, 1945, in Green Bay,  the fifth child of six of the late Walter and Cecilia (Kabat)... Read More

Converting from the sin of racism and its injustices

LEARNING TO UNLEARN RACISM:    The library at  St. Francis Convent includes a wide variety of materials from theology, spirituality, prayer and social justice topics such as racism. (Renae Bauer... Read More

Sister Paulette led, served and taught during 71 years of religious life

Sister Paulette Hupfauf, age 91, died on Dec. 31, 2022. The former Mary Louise Hupfauf was born May 3, 1931, in Appleton, daughter of the late Henry and Olive (Probst) Hupfauf. She entered the... Read More

Journey into the Epiphany

The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the three Kings' visit to Jesus, symbolizing God Incarnate made known to us. Two thousand years later we continue to seek Jesus, to be in His presence, just as... Read More

Sister Jeanette joins the choirs of heaven

Sister Jeanette Peplinski died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. The former Clarice Ann Peplinski was born on July 19, 1924, in Stockton, Wis., daughter of Alex and Wanda (Glodowski) Peplinski. She... Read More

Seeing and experiencing God

2019 NATIVITY SCENE outside the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy. ( Gaspari image) St. Francis of Assisi brought the mystery of the Incarnation to people through a... Read More

Sister Virginia served with a grateful heart

Sister Virginia Churas,  age  98, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in Green Bay. The former Florence Mary Churas was born on Jan.  25,1924, in the Town of Belmont, Wis., to the late Dominic and Clementina... Read More

Holy Spirit guides Wellspring’s mission to new venture

OPEN HOUSE:    Sisters Mary Berg, Carolyn Zahringer, Francis Bangert and Maria Drzewiecki (left to right) toured the new Wellspring and women’s overnight shelter during an open house event in... Read More

Caring for creation goes hand-in-hand with helping Monarch scientists

CITIZEN SCIENTIST: Since 2010, Sister Marietta Samz has participated in a project that tracks the migration of Monarch butterflies. Monarchs are pollinators and play an important role in our... Read More