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

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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

Sister Angela Palm is at rest with the Lord

Sister Angela Palm went home to God late on June 19, 2019. The former Mary Arcella Palm was born on June 2, 1942, in Appleton to the late Joseph and Dorothy (Zuleger) Palm. She was received as a... Read More

Sister Bridget Stumpf enters eternal life

Sister Bridget Stumpf died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at St. Francis Convent. Sister Bridget (Marion Rosella) Stumpf was born September 29, 1926, in Darboy. Her parents were the late Joseph & Isabel... Read More

Sister Concepta "Connie" Wavrunek goes home to the Lord

Sister Concepta "Connie" Wavrunek passed away peacefully on June 4, 2019, at Bornemann's Nursing Home.  The former Violet Mae Wavrunek was born May 31, 1927, in Antigo, daughter of the late Chris and... Read More

You can help us produce solar energy for $11.35

Solar array expansion will further cut our dependence on fossil fuels by Sister Mary Kabat (Spring 2019) -- As mentioned in the Winter Newsletter, the Sisters’ solar array is undergoing an expansion.... Read More

Want to be happy? Consider clearing out the clutter

Living with fewer things is an opportunity to grow a richer spiritual life, says blogger (Spring 2019) Editor’s Note: This year’s Lenten Day of Reflection for Women was on April 6, after this... Read More

Congregations to share resources and keep focus on mission

Functions that do not require a vowed member are considered (Spring 2019) -- Nine women religious congregations in Wisconsin and northern Illinois have begun a collaboration process that is the first... Read More

A bigger blueprint for a smaller carbon footprint

by Renae Bauer (January 2019)  -- Five years ago, the Sisters were pleased to announce plans to generate “green” energy by installing a 112-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system. Today, plans are... Read More