God is Always Close

God is always close

Consecrated life as a Catholic sister is a decidedly countercultural life choice. In discussing their vocation stories, several School Sisters of St. Francis reflected on the decades they have spent as vowed women religious.

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Celebrating the Season with the Sisters

St. Joseph Center, Sacred Heart, and Maria Linden have been busy places the last few weeks as the sisters, associates and staff have made our Advent preparations all around the Milwaukee campus. As our celebration of Christmastide continues, we hope you’ll enjoy our video slideshow, which offers a glimpse into all the activity!

You’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our sisters, associates, and staff decorating sugar cookies and gingerbread for the holiday festivities on campus, and sisters at Sacred Heart trimming the Christmas tree. Associates got into the holiday spirit, packaging hundreds of delicious cookies that were shared with the women, men and children who participate in the St. Ben’s Community Meal program.

Sisters also took part in celebrating Christmas with those who are served by Unison Milwaukee, previously known as SET Ministry. The video concludes with more of the sights and sounds of the season, including a visit from the Divine Savior Holy Angels High School bell choir.

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  • Discipline is the contracted effort to create space in our lives where the Spirit of God can touch us. (Henri Nouwen)
  • I lift up my heart in gratitude for these beautiful yearly bridges that bind us together in love. (Edward M. Hays)
  • May I be a healing energy. May I be of benefit to all. May my life enrich others. May I know what matters. (Abby Willowroot)
  • The price of change is measured by our will and courage, our persistence, in the face of difficulty. (Peter Block)

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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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