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

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Sisters’ solar array garners renewable role model award

by Sister Rose Jochmann and Sister Mary Kabat Summer 2020 newsletter The Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross applied for and received recognition by Interfaith Power & Light (IPL).  IPL is a... Read More

Black rights are human rights

We join the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in expressing our condemnation of the killing of George Floyd. Racism is a sin and a denial of one's rights and dignity. Please read the full... Read More

Sketching helps Sister to pray during self-isolation time

God's love and faithfulness lie at the center By Renae Bauer Summer 2020 newsletter Sister Marilyn Herr Safety. Connecting. Biding time. Myself. These are the four themes that surfaced during Sister... Read More

Sister Jeanne Jarvis shared Jesus in all that she did

Sister Jeanne Jarvis (formerly Sister Jude), age 98, died on Thursday, May 21, 2020. The former Agnes Jeanne Jarvis was born in Crystal Falls, Michigan, on November 3, 1921. She was adopted and... Read More

Still teaching and lending a compassionate ear to others

Prayer, presence and hospitality permeate volunteer ministries by Sister Mary Berg Winter 2020 newsletter I am keeping busy in my retirement. On Mondays I volunteer as a receptionist at St. John the... 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 Winter 2020 newsletter Following 20 years as an elementary school teacher, nine years as a... 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 Winter 2020 newsletter On Jan. 16, 2020, Sister Rose Jochmann, chair of the Community’s Sustainability... 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