"We envision community to be a sign of the presence of Christ among us and a source of great apostolic power."
- (CSA Constitutions)
As women religious, we freely choose to profess our commitment publicly through vows of poverty, celibate chastity, and obedience. Our life in community supports both our spiritual life and ministry.
"We see our life as an act of worship
flowing from and progressing
toward a life of union with God in Christ."
- (CSA Constitution #29)
We are committed to ministries that respond to the Church's call to hear the cry of the poor, following Jesus whose mission was "to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and release to prisoners." (Luke 4:18) We minister in the areas of education, health care, pastoral ministry, and social service. The Sisters of St. Agnes serve in the United States and Latin America.
Are you called to be a "woman of spirit?"
Here are some qualities for you to consider as you ponder your call to a life of "self gift."
We commit ourselves to:
Rely on God as one's Center for faith, courage, and hope.
Live the gospel values through whole-hearted joy, genuine hospitality, and unassuming simplicity.
Grow in a deeper love relationship with God through personal and communal prayer and through our vows of celibate chastity, poverty, and obedience.
Strive to be flexible with the ambiguities of life and to adapt to circumstances when needed.
Live a simple lifestyle; "Grateful for the goods of the earth, we desire to grow more dependent on God and more generous in sharing." (CSA Constitutions #15)
Generously serve God's people ". . . through teaching, healing and related ministries, aware that we, too, are among the needy and are enriched by those we serve." CSA Constitution #2)
Share vision, worship, life and love through living with one another in community.
". . .make all we do a work of evangelization: proclaiming the good news, forming Christian community, liberating the human person, and contributing to the transformation of human society." (CSA Constitution #50)
Office of Vocation Discernment
320 County Road K
Fond du Lac, WI 54937
Phone: (920) 907-2325