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Beer Garden

Sisters’ Beer Garden Returns June 1

All friends of the community are invited to make a pint-sized difference by supporting the School Sisters of St. Francis’ sixth annual Sister Water Beer Garden on Saturday, June 1!

The family-friendly event will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Center garden at 29th Street at Orchard Street on Milwaukee’s south side.

All proceeds will benefit the thousands of people our sisters minister with around the world, providing access to pure water and reliable clean energy.

Your first beverage purchase includes a pint glass with the Sister Water Beer Garden logo. Beverage options include two special beers that Lakefront Brewing Company is crafting for the School Sisters of St. Francis!

  • “Ale Mary” a German-style ale that balances Pilsner malt and sharp noble hops in an easy-drinking, crisp-finishing brew.
  • “Our Lager,” an amber lager with a medium-light body and a dash of caramel malt sweetness, pleasing hop notes, and a crisp finish.

We will also have root beer on tap, wine, and water available for purchase. Food options available for purchase include a BBQ shredded chicken sliders plate, a bratwurst sandwich plate, and hot pretzels.

You can also enjoy fun outdoor games and live music from Milwaukee’s Hot Off the Grill band, who are returning as our musical guests for this summer’s event! They perform an entertaining blend of classic rock favorites with a dash of country, so it will be the perfect soundtrack for your evening!Mark your calendar, tell your friends, then come enjoy the evening with the sisters!

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St. Joseph Chapel

St. Joseph Chapel

Since the School Sisters of St. Francis opened the doors of St. Joseph Chapel more than a century ago, this Milwaukee landmark has been dedicated to the permanent service of God. Our sacred space has nourished the lives of thousands of religious women who have prayed here daily, and today we welcome you to join us for religious services, private devotion, tours, and concerts.
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150th Appeal

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As we celebrate our past, we ask that you prayerfully consider a donation in honor of the sisters and their 150 years of selfless service.

 

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The School Sisters of St. Francis live the Good News of Jesus and witness to the presence of God as we enter into the lives and needs of people around the world, especially those who are poor. We strive to be a source of new life, new meaning and new hope.  Our Vision is a world transformed through peace, justice and love.

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United States

United States

The School Sisters of St. Francis meet the needs of the times in the United States through their varied ministries.

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Latin America

Latin America

Today our sisters of the Latin American Region serve in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru.

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Europe

Europe

Today our sisters of the European Province serve in Germany and Switzerland.     

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India

India

In India, the School Sisters of St. Francis have served those in need since the 1930s. In October 2015, the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Assisi Province in southern India launched a new mission to Tanzania.

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