Sister Water Beer Garden

Summertime Fun at

St. Joseph Center

The Sister Water Beer Garden fundraiser, being held this Saturday, August 17, in Milwaukee, supports our congregation’s global water ministries. More than a thousand people attended our June and July events and made a “pint-sized difference” through their participation!

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Philip Chard

“Engaging Life at Every Age” This Saturday


As summer winds down, we may need a motivational booster to stay connected and interested in fresh activities, ideas, and perspectives. The School Sisters of St. Francis have just the thing: a presentation by author and therapist Philip Chard this Saturday, August 17, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Center.

Philip’s talk on “Engaging Life at Every Age” will show why it’s so important to find and nurture interests and hobbies that keep us in the thick of things. As a veteran psychotherapist, social worker, speaker, and coach, he’s prepared a lively and compelling case for why all of us—teens, adults, and seniors—need to stay interested and engaged in the world around us to attain fulfillment and happiness.

Philip’s column, “Out of My Mind,” has been a favorite of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Shepherd Express readers for many years. His engaging speaking style and ability to forge an empathetic connection with audiences will make “Engaging Life at Every Age” an inspiring morning of learning.

The fee is just $5, so reserve your place today by calling Donna at 414-385-5272 or emailing More details are on our Facebook Events page.

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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

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

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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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