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 IKaren Vernal Video-Part II,  Working Families Grant Video

Town Hall Airs Concerns for Ron Johnson

Last Thursday evening, CSA Justice Coordinator Sister Sally Ann Brickner attended the two-hour Town Hall (with Senator Ron Johnson in absencia) held at the public library in Green Bay.  About 300 people filled the Auditorium. She was able to ask Senator Johnson if he would conduct a cost-benefit analysis of construction of the wall between USA & Mexico, and also whether we would enhance border security along the Canadian border through which more undocumented persons enter the USA.   Read more.       PDF

Cultural Diversity Shines at Gathering     

FOND DU LAC -  Nisanur Genc had preconceived notions about Americans.

The 16-year-old Turkish exchange student had been told those living in the U.S. were not the cleanest people in the world. Read More.    To see the video, click HERE.

Members of JPIC Committee marked messages in red on their hands to express their desire that children be protected from coercion to become child soldiers. On February 12, 2002, the Convention on the Rights of the Child entered into force. February 12 was chosen as Red Hand Day.

 FOND DU LAC - About close to a hundred people stood in the cold at the corner of Johnson and Main streets  Wednesday evening, holding signs that read, "Jesus was a refugee," "Diversity is our strength" and "Refugees, C'mon in." Hundreds of cars drove by, some honking. Read moreVideo

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.

Sisters Caryl, Mary Rose , Susan S.,  Father Ken and Sister Sally Ann Brickner, OSF, met with Congressman Glenn Grothman's District Director Alan Ott to talk about the Sisters' concerns on issues and priorities. The meeting was preceded by a prayer for national unity and healing.

On January 21, over 5 million women worldwide and over 1 million in Washington, D.C., came to march, speak and make their voices heard. CSA Sisters, Associates and friends joined in this march. Here they were in Madison.

Sisters Joann and Marilyn joined thousands of others arriving from Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza at 53rd Street and 5th Avenue in New York. The crowd was high energy, its dominant color was pink, signs were everywhere, and the diversity was astounding!


2017 jubilarians with Sister JeanThe liturgy was a jubilee celebration at the church in the neighborhood of Casa Santa Ines with Bishop Paul Schmitz of the Vicariate of Bluefields and Father Julio pastor of St. Raphael’s in Waspam concelebrating .  It was in the Chapel of San Patricio where we celebrated the 60th jubilee of Sister Esperanza Rico, the 50th jubilee of Sister Guadalupe Ortiz and the 15th Jubilee of Sister Dulce Maria Rodriguez.  The families, friends and associates joined all the Sisters from Nicaragua to celebrate these special anniversaries.  There was much joy and laughter; music and dancing and visiting in the beautiful yard of the Sisters’ house.  A highlight was “attacking” the huge cat piñata to release candy treats. 

dedication of MLK AvenueFond du Lac residents join evangelical and city organization managers in the dedication of honorary street sign Reverend Martin Luther King Avenue. 

Sister Diane narrates The CSA Story which was taken to video. You can view it HERE.

Tyler accepting the signed sheetsSister Sally Ann personally delivered signed petitions to Senator Ron Johnson's office. The signatories believe that deniers of human-caused climate change have no place in the White House cabinet.

A Visit from Berlin, WI
Fourteen young women in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade visited St. Agnes Convent for a Vocation Day with Sisters Edie and Rose.  The students participated in prayer experiences and making a collage of their hopes for the year for the world.  Four Sisters of St. Agnes told their call story to the girls and answered questions about their call to be a sister.  Those presenting their stories were Sisters Rachel,  Katie,  Dolores and. Jean.  The sisters’ stories were much appreciated.  The group had a pizza lunch and completed the day with imaging prayer led by Sister Rose. Thanks to the girls at Berlin for visiting us a third year in a row and to their teachers Diane Emmerich and Melinda Ahasay.

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