The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes hosts the annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast, celebrating and honoring women leaders whose work and life choices have positively influenced both local and global communities. This event commissions and empowers women leaders and reminds all in attendance to embrace the grace of the spirit and continue leading in their communities, country and beyond; making the world a better place.
Register or read full details about the breakfast itinerary and the 2020 guest speaker, Katie Gordon.
Fond du Lac Pax Christi Meeting
September 9, 2019
St. Agnes Convent – 320 County Rd K
Conference Room A
Pax Christi International which was founded in France in 1945 by a small group of mostly lay people who met to pray for forgiveness, reconciliation and peace between the peoples of France and Germany. Pax Christi USA, a section of Pax Christi International, is a Catholic peace and justice movement reaching over a half-million Catholics who are part of smaller local groups, such as Fond du Lac Pax Christi.
Pax Christi’s top priorities are:
- spirituality of nonviolence and peacemaking
- disarmament, demilitarization and reconciliation with Justice
- economic and interracial justice in the United States
- human rights and global restoration
Pax Christi envisions a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world through the efforts of our members and in collaboration with other groups.
Fond du Lac Pax Christi meets the second Monday of the month, September-May, 3:00-4:00 p.m. at St Agnes Convent, 320 County Rd K in Conference Room A.
All are welcome to attend.
For more information or to attend a meeting contact Sister Ruth Battaglia at 920-907-2315 or email@example.com
The Face of the Mercy of God
Webinar: Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00pm central
In the document Misericordia Vultus (The Face of the Mercy of God), Pope Francis calls us to pattern our lives after the image of Jesus, who is the face of divine mercy. Dr. Bergant will examine some of the biblical background of Pope Francis’ thinking on our call to embody divine mercy.
Dianne Bergant, CSA is a member of the Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes, Fond du Lac, WI. Currently, Dr Bergant is Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP Distinguished Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She was President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (2000-1) and was an active member of the Chicago Catholic/Jewish Scholars Dialogue for thirty years. For more than twenty-five years she has been the Old Testament book reviewer of The Bible Today, having been a member of the editorial board for thirty years. She wrote the weekly column The Word for America magazine (2002-5), reflections that have now been published by Paulist Press. She is currently working in the areas of biblical interpretation and biblical theology, particularly issues of peace, ecology and feminism.
This event is hosted by the Religious Formation Conference.
The Sisters and Associates of St. Agnes invite the public to join them in prayer for peace in our hearts and respect for all people, races, religions, and countries. The monthly prayer nights will begin on September 29 and will continue to be held the last Sunday of each month until the end of April from 6-7 PM at the Chapel of the Sisters of St. Agnes Motherhouse, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI.
“Our intention is to provide a place and time for anyone of any faith tradition to sit in silence and raise our hopes and dreams for peace in our own lives, in our country, and in our world,” explained Sister Patrice Rog, one of the planning committee. “We will have a short opening and closing prayer, but otherwise, we sit in silence with each other. It is a powerful experience, to pray wordlessly with others.”
Each monthly gathering welcomes attendees to spend time in prayer; a powerful experience that leaves one with a feeling of peace. In the midst of confusion, discord and uncertainty, it can be difficult to find quiet and stillness; CSA and Associates offer this prayer time as a potential solution to that problem.
Everyone is invited to attend the contemplative prayer evenings, regardless of their faith tradition, and no reservations are required. For more information, please call Chelsea Koenigs at 920.907-2300.