Fond du Lac Sisters of St. Agnes Serving on the Border, Catholic Herald, May 18, 2017. Please see Ministry Visits for Photos
As part of the Congregation of St. Agnes’s celebration of Earth Day, Mr. Michael Vickerman from Renew WI gave a very informative presentation on Solar Power from the Ground Up at the 2017 CSA Earth Fair. He described projects throughout Wisconsin and various means of financing them. Video Mr. Vickerman’s power point presentation is on the web site of Renew WI (second link).
Sister Mary Ann, Regional Coordinator, represented the General Council in Colegio Santa Rosa de Lima in celebrating 50 years of ministry of the Sisters of St. Agnes in Nicaragua last May 5-7. Photos
The inmate participants in her reentry program, Alternatives to Violence Project, gave her the nickname "Super Sister". Sister Patricia Weidman retired as a federal correctional chaplain after twenty years of government service, which was preceded by one year as a chaplain at a county prison.
“Federal employment is truly a privilege. Correctional Chaplaincy is truly a privileged conversation with both staff and inmates. We supervise and coordinate sixteen faith groups, train volunteers, and facilitate reentry programs. My mission statement is to set the captives free, both inner and outer freedom to be the best that we can be. Inmates are people too who have dignity and worth. My commitment is to promote nonviolence at every opportunity.” Photos
Sister Sally Ann, Brickner, OSF, CSA Justice Coordinator, participated at a well-attended Town Hall meeting in Berlin, Wisconsin, withRepresentative Glenn Grothman. After speaking for about 20 minutes, he opened the floor to question and answer. Many issues were raised by a respectful and attentive audience.
For the past 30 years, members of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes have lived and worked Naco and Douglas, U.S.-Mexico border towns in southeast Arizona. Read more.
Ministry site in Bisbee, Arizona, hosted a visit from Valerie Graczyk, CSA Communications Director. Her visit included a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.
FOND DU LAC - The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes hosted its annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast last March 2 at Whispering Springs Golf Club House in Fond du Lac featuring Karen Vernal as the event’s keynote speaker. Karen Vernal Video - Part I, Karen Vernal Video-Part II, Working Families Grant Video
A billboard that reads "I was a
stranger refugee and you welcomed me" sits high on the posts by Scott St. and Highway 45 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.