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October 2019
Monday, October 14
October 14, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

The Marian University Social Justice Committee invites you to join them for a celebration!

Marian University student and Smoke Dancer Dylan Granquist will join the Oneida Nation Dancers and Drummers for a performance in celebration of Indigenous People's Day. 

In the event of poor weather conditions, the hour-long event will be held in the Hornung Student Center.

Parking will be best in the Stayer Center lot.  Parking permits will not be required between the hours of 11:30 and 1:30. 

CSA is a sponsor of this event.

Fond du Lac Pax Christi Meeting
October 14, 2019 | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fond du Lac Pax Christi Meeting
September 9, 2019
3-4 p.m.
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:

  1. spirituality of nonviolence and peacemaking
  2. disarmament, demilitarization and reconciliation with Justice
  3. economic and interracial justice in the United States 
  4. 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 rbattaglia@csasisters.org

Saturday, October 26
Change: A Workshop on Graceful Transitions
October 26, 2019 | 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Change is the “new normal.” Yet dealing with change productively and gracefully is not always easy. While transitions to the new reality can be challenging, there are ways to handle them. If your transition in life deals with a job, changes in health, relationships, or moving to a new location, there are ways to navigate it.

Join Sister Patrice Rog, CSA on Saturday, October 26 to learn more about transitions in life.  The session, from 9:30AM to noon, will be held in Founders Hall, 320 County K Rd., Fond du Lac.  Included will be time for reflection and sharing as well as beverages and snacks.

A suggested free will offering of $15 is appreciated.  Please register by Thursday, October 24, by emailing ckoenigs@csasisters.org or calling 920-907-2300.

Sunday, October 27
October 27, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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 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.

Tuesday, October 29
Fair Trade Month Celebration
October 29, 2019 | 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Award-winning children's book author Miranda Paul is our featured speaker as we gather to celebrate Fair Trade Month.

Miranda's book, "One Plastic Bag," tells the story of how five Gambian women sparked a movement that would restore beauty to their village and increase their own economic capacity.

Here is a list of the awards/honors given to this book:
2016 Children’s Africana Book Awards (Notable)
2016 Green Earth Book Awards (Honor)
2015 National Social Studies Trade Book
2015 Eureka! Honor Award from California Reading Association
A Junior Library Guild selection
SLJ Starred Review
Amelia Bloomer Project List 2016
A Mighty Girl 2015 list, 2017 Monarch Awards Nominee (Illinois School Library Media), New York Public Library
100 Titles for Young Readers (2015)
Chicago Public Library (2015) list
2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
ALA Notable discussion book at ALA Annual 2015

Miranda Paul is the author of numerous children's books. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children. Find out more at www.mirandapaul.com.

Miranda will speak at 6:00 pm. Several of her books will be available for sale and for her to sign. Displays and fair trade goods will be available for sale until 8:00 pm.

Please join us for an uplifting evening of how we collectively can make a world of difference.

This event his hosted by Just Fare Market. 

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