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

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'Rusty's' call to religious life came as a dental assistant

Sister Rose Marie Buscemi, formerly Sister Cabrini, died on May 6, 2021. The former Rose Mary Buscemi was born on July 11, 1930, in Madison, daughter of the late Salvatore and Frances (Gandolfo)... Read More

Pandemic reminds us to treasure gifts from God and from one another

by Sister Ann Rehrauer,  Community President Spring 2021 newsletter Charles Dickens’ opening line of the classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, parallels my reflections about this past year: “It was... Read More

Drawing closer to the Paschal Mystery during Lent

Three actions renew our lives in Jesus’ salvation by Renae Bauer Prayer. Fasting. Almsgiving. The mere mention of these words will shift a Christian’s mind to Lent.  As our Church begins the 40-day... Read More

Forest Dwelling: Spirituality for our wisdom years

Newly formed program emphasizes the gifts to appreciate and share in maturing by Sister Jane Riha Winter 2021 newsletter In my early 70s, I realized that there were new choices to be made at this... Read More

Franciscan Crown Rosary: A bridge to Mary during Lent

by Renae Bauer Winter 2021 newsletter The Franciscan Crown Rosary is a seven-decade rosary dedicated to either the Seven Joys or Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For Lent, we pray the Seven... Read More

Repair our democracy

(Jan. 7, 2021) -- As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross stand with the other more than 1300 leaders of Catholic Sisters... Read More

Annual collection helps in caring for vowed religious

by Sister Mary Kabat With the U.S. Bishops I again ask for your help this year for our retired Sisters and for all men and women religious throughout the United States.  Like me, you may have been... Read More

Advent Evenings seek blessings of a difficult year

COVID-19 entered our lexicon with a tsunami-like force in 2020. We now wear face masks and apply hand sanitizers. We call friends and family instead of visiting in person. Maybe we’ve learned to make... Read More

Sister sisters: Keeping religious life all in the family

Sister Cecelia Blonde and Sister Jeanette Peplinski, sitting, have familial sisters who, like them, have professed religious vows. (Renae Bauer photo) How many of our Sisters have sisters who are... Read More

‘One Mission Many Missionaries’ is complete

IT’S A WRAP: Sister Nancy Langlois, standing, and Sister Martin Vandervest review some footage with Dan Larson, owner of Com-Video Productions, on the final day of filming "One Mission Many... Read More