Sister Ruth, CSA Justice Coordinator, attended the over 20 weeks health care repeal rally in front of Senator Ron Johnson's Oshkosh office.
Nicaragua Was Never Part of Bishop Paul Schmitz's Plan
Bishop Schmitz found himself literally in the middle of the Contra War on New Year's Day in 1990 when guerilla fighters ambushed the car he was riding in with three Sisters of St. Agnes. Read more.
Agnesian HealthCare, which operates St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac and hospitals in Ripon and Waupun, would become part of SSM Health, which operates St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison and hospitals in Janesville and Baraboo, under a tentative agreement announced Tuesday. Read more.
FOND DU LAC - The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes announced Wednesday that it has signed a letter of intent to transfer sponsorship of Agnesian HealthCare to SSM Health, a much larger Catholic, not-for-profit health system. Read more.
Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes Explores Healthcare Ministry Transfer to SSM Health. These Catholic health systems are committed to sustainability of Agnesian HealthCare and Monroe Clinic.
SCRIPTURE: Popular Studies
A New Heaven, A New Earth: The Bible and Catholicity
by Dianne Bergant, Orbis Books
Bergant makes a significant contribution to her research in attempting to reconcile the findings of contemporary science, which is cosmocentric with the religious meaning of the bible. Each chapter examines selected Biblical passages in attempting to uncover the integrity of creation. The author demonstrates the interconnectedness of the Earth, and all creatures of the Earth. Thus, Bergant shows a catholicity that is universal and encompassing all. A New Heaven and A New Earth encourages the ongoing study of Scripture, Theology and Science.
Congratulations, Sister Dianne!
CHAPTER 2017 - On June 12, the Sisters of St. Agnes gathered for the opening of Chapter 2017 with Liturgy, a presentation by Sister Dianne Bergant, and a social. A thank-you reception was held the evening of June 13 for the General Council: Sisters Jean Steffes, Jomarie Zielke, Anita Henning, and Susan Seeby. Sister Mary Rose led prayer on Day 2 of Chapter 2017. The leadership team gave their reports as well. Word and Bread Service and table centerpiece were on display. Videos: CSA Liturgy, Opening Remarks, CSA Thanks the General Council, A Personal Thank you to the General Council. Jubilee Celebration was done at Marian Univeristy. Jubilee Mass Video and Jubilee Mass Photos.
CSA archivist, Jenny Lukomski has announced that CSA has been selected to receive a National Film Preservation Foundation grant valued at $8,000. “In 1958, the congregation had a film created to celebrate CSA’s Centennial,” shared Jenny. “The film was titled “Decision for Happiness”, it shows young novices preparing to take their final vows. The film will be repaired, a new master print created and a digitalized copy made. The process will take a year and once it is returned it will be shared with the community”.
Fond du Lac Sisters of St. Agnes Serving on the Border, Catholic Herald, May 18, 2017. Please see Ministry Visits for Photos
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