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School Sisters of St. Francis Honored with MMSD Green Luminary Award
March 21, 2023

Franciscan Prayer for International Women's Day

Why this order of Catholic sisters converted their Milwaukee convent into affordable apartments
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 5, 2022

Alverno Professor Offers Sermon on the Mount Study Reflection

Explore Fellowship Through Journaling

Taking CARE and bring HOPE at Maria Linden

Our Sister Water Beer Garden is back for 2022!

Sister Parish: Growing in Relationships
St. Patrick Parish, Hudson, Wisconsin
April 2022

But Wait, There’s More! The bustling Last Stop Shop supports sisters in retirement
Alive, Spring 2013
By Michael O’Loughlin

Exciting Progress with Chapel Garden Apartments
By Abigail Springsteen, Communications Intern

School Sisters of St. Francis Honored with National Stewardship Award
Sisters’ mission advancement office recognized for creativity and generosity during COVID-19

“I Will Sing of God’s Great Love Forever”
By Michael O’Loughlin

A Part to Play in the Ongoing Creation Story
By Sister Louise Bernier

Giving Tree Collection Makes an Immediate Impact
By Michael O’Loughlin, Marketing and Communications Director

Celebrating 60 Years of Service
Sister Margaret Sue Broker is a teaching legend at Sacred Heart School

Support Pours in for Retired Sisters on Giving Tuesday
By Michael O'Loughlin, Marketing and Communications Director

Documentary Filmmaker Honors Sister María Rosa's Ministry
By Abigail Springsteen, Communications Intern

Chapel Garden Apartments Progress Continues

Embracing a Great (Lakes) Idea
By Gayle Rzany, Associate

Giving Tree Holiday Drive
to benefit Sisters Program South
December 1-16, 2021

St. Joseph Center Blessing of the Building
June 16, 2021

Research Reveals Many Sacred Heart Secrets
By Katie Love

Can St. Francis Help You See Things Differently?
By Sister Louise Bernier

Jesus is Our Bond in Community
By Sister Sabina Kerketta

After 50 Years at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Aurora, Sister Nancy Ulrich Saying Goodbye
By Tom Strong, Aurora Beacon News

A Fresh Perspective on the Life of St. Clare
By Sister Louise Bernier

Drive-Thru Beer Garden Raises $7,000 for Missions

Sisters at Our Lady of the Angels Celebrate Jubilee
By Sister Patricia Baier and Sister Ruth Gengler

Grounded in the Present, Embracing the Future
By Michael O’Loughlin

Three Oaks Circle Transfers to Housing Development Partners, Inc.

Womanspace Supports COVID Relief in India
By Michael O’Loughlin

They Traveled By Sea
By Eva Stefanski

Windows to the Soul
By Valerie J. Christell

Sisters and Friends Step Up for Movin’ 4 Missions
By Michael O’Loughlin

Website Offers Place to Share Loving Memories
By Michael O’Loughlin

Franciscan World: School Sisters of St. Francis
By Pat McCloskey, OFM
St. Anthony Messenger

Called to be a Christ-bearer
By Sister Dhanya Chothiparambil

Living Out My Response in Faith on My Mission
By Sister Mónica Olguín

Searching for the Mystery
By Sister Win Whelan

Central Houses Strive to Meet Sisters’ Needs
Alive magazine, Spring 2021

Experiencing Blessings During the Pandemic
By Sister Kathleen Kluthe, SSSF

Even in a Pandemic, Life is Good
By Sister Marian Abing

Retired Sister Pivots in Response to the Pandemic
By Sister Louise Bernier

Awakening to God and Nature
By Valerie J. Christell, Alfons Gallery Curator

Jubilarians for 2021

“Every Single One of Them Changed Lives”
By Maureen McCollum, Wisconsin Public Radio

Sister Madelyn Gould’s Book is a Gift of Love from Her Parishioners
By Sister Ruth Hoerig, Social Media Content Developer

LBWN Celebrates New Identity:
VIA Community Development Corporation

By Margie Kidder, Sponsorship Services Director

Alverno Girls Summit Makes Global Connections
By Sister Ruth Hoerig, Social Media Content Developer

A Franciscan Sister Serving God’s Creation

COVID-19 Presents Special Hurdles for Those Helping Sex Trade Victims

Alfons Gallery “Challenges” Wisconsin Artists

Reflection of the Summer of 2020
By Associate Eleanor Fleming

Ministry on the Border Fulfills a Sister’s Lifelong Dream
By Abigail Springsteen, July 17, 2020

Seeing Connections
By Valerie J. Christell, July 17, 2020

On the Phone From Miles Away, Sister Doctors in India Counsel on Covid-19
Global Sisters Report, June 15, 2020

Learning from History
By Eva Stefanski, Archivist

Sisters Keep Students Connected with
Distance Learning

By Donna O’Loughlin, May 12, 2020

Coronavirus and the Eucharist
La Croix International, March 20, 2020

Sisters call on government to protect immigrants during COVID-19 crisis
April 1, 2020

A Message to Our Partners in Mission
March 20, 2020

The Women Who Made Milwaukee
Milwaukee Magazine article featuring Sister Joel Read,
November, 2019

How did I end up working in a funeral home?
by Sister Arlene Einwalter
Global Sisters Report, October 31, 2019

From 'Hi God!' to Lego: The evolution of religious education
by Sister Jane Marie Bradish
Global Sisters Report, October 30, 2019

My Good Mourning Place Helps Children Cope with Loss
The Catholic Herald, October 24, 2019




“Attitudes of Being” Ecumenical Prayer Service

Support Our Giving Tree Holiday Drive
December 1-16, 2022

“Gathering on Holy Ground” concert
November 22, 2022

The Faces of Mary / Los Rostros de María
October 8-9, 2022

Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
September 1, 2022

Oktoberfest Bakery Flyer

U.S. Province Statement on the Existential Threat of Nuclear Weapons and on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
June 7, 2022

U.S. Province Leadership Statement on Gun Violence
May 26, 2022

Foundresses’ Day Homily
April 28, 2022
Sister Mary Diez, President

St. Francis Day Homily
by Sister Mary Diez
October 4, 2021

Foundresses’ Day Homily
April 28, 2021
Homilia del día de las fundadoras
28 de abril de 2021

Foundresses’ Day Order of Worship
April 28, 2021

School Sisters of St. Francis: Statement on the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict
April 20, 2021

Sacred Heart and Maria Linden Visitation Facts
March 2021

St. Francis Day Homily
by Sister Mary Diez
October 4, 2020

Suggested Resources for Anti-Racism and Racial Disparity

Sister Mary Carroll Leads Virtual Franciscan Reflection on Oct. 1
Registration Form

Sisters Cancel Plans for Fall Festival

School Sisters of St. Francis: Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Community celebrates fifth anniversary of Laudato Si' with NPR sponsorship

Announcement of the Acceptance of the U.S. Province’s Public Stance on Climate Change

U.S. Province Public Stance on Climate Change
May15, 2020

Remembering Our Sisters

April 24, 2020

St. Francis Day Homily
by Sister Barbara Kraemer
October 4, 2019

Season of Creation 2019 Calendar of Events

School Sisters of St. Francis to host a beer garden this summer

Spirituality Conference Homily
by Sister Mary Carroll
July 21, 2019

Jubilee Homily
by Sister Amy Therese Kenealy,
June 15, 2019




Gathering on Holy Ground Concert

November 22, 2022


“A Christmas Blessing” Concert

We invite you to enjoy this hour-long concert video pf Christmas music recorded in our historic St. Joseph Chapel in Milwaukee in December 2021. It features choral selections from The Gaudete Chorale and guest instrumentalists, directed by Brian McLinden; and chant performed by The Chapel Singers, directed by Sister Bernadette Luecker.

Catholic Sisters of Wisconsin Call for Peace

In September 2020, members of the legislative network of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious Region 9 (communities in Wisconsin) had an urgent meeting to discuss possible actions in response to the violence that erupted in August 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Justice promoters from the region’s congregations were invited to take a socially distanced stand with photos that have now been assembled into a video.

Sisters of our community enthusiastically represented the School Sisters of St. Francis’ longstanding commitment to justice, equality, and peace. Our thanks to Sisters Marilyn Holtkamp, Lorraine Wagner, Joyce Wagner, Larina Williams, Bernadette Halbur, and Jamine Angelina for their participation.

Committed to Life-Changing Ministry

Each year, the School Sisters of St. Francis visit dozens of parishes across the country to highlight our mission and ministries as participants in the Mission Cooperation Plan. In 2020, parishes invited us to share our ministry stories through a video message. We are delighted to share this short video narrated by Sister Kate Brenner, introduced by Sister Fran Hicks.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation in support of these and other ministries of our sisters around the world, please click the “Donate Now” button at the top of this page.