CSA Recognized with Proclamation
On August 26, 2020, CSA was awarded a Proclamation by Fond du Lac City Council president, Brian Kolstad. The Proclamation marked the 150th anniversary of the move of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes to Fond du Lac Sister Cyndi Nienhaus (pictured right) is holding the Proclamation. Quoting from the CSA Statement of Mission, President Kolstad publicly acknowledged CSA’s longstanding dedication and contribution to the city of Fond du Lac.
In her remarks, Sister Rhea Emmer(pictured left) enumerated some of the ways in which CSA and the people and city of Fond du Lac have partnered historically to meet the educational and healthcare needs of the local community and surrounding rural areas as well as some of the efforts of the partnership in the 80s and 90s to address unmet social needs such as serving victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, supporting houses for recovery from addiction for women and men and establishing the first Hospice program in the city. Sister Rhea concluded with the acknowledgment that the work of the partnership is not done and that we can work together to address issues of systemic racism, care of earth, and homelessness, especially among youth in Fond du Lac. The congregation’s call to minister to those whose faith life and human dignity is threatened remains dynamic and relevant in our day.