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CSA Sisters at LCWR 2019 Conference in Scottsdale

August 15, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
CSA at LCWR AZ 2019

CSA Sisters Rhea Emmer, Vicki Wuolle, Susan Seeby, Cyndi Nienhaus, Jean Steffes and Mary Christine Fellerhoff were among the 663 LCWR members gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona, to call upon the president to end all divisive and polarizing rhetoric. LCWR sent  a letter to President Trump during its annual 2019 conference on August 14. The letter states in part, "We implore you to never use language that disrespects, dehumanizes, or demonizes others. We expect our president, and all who serve this nation as leaders, to be always mindful of the common good and the dignity of each and every person.You hold a position that has the potential to inspire the best of every one of us and we ask you to use this unique status to bring about healing and never seek to create division."

Full text of the letter

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CSA Welcomes New Associates

August 12, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
associate blog photo

On August 23 at 6:00 pm, the Congregation of St. Agnes and their Associates will celebrate the formal commitment of three new Associates. The ceremony will take place in the motherhouse chapel at 320 County Road K in Fond du Lac. All are invited to attend to welcome the new associates and to find out more about what it means to enter into an associate relationship with CSA. For more information, please contact Carol Braun at cbraun@csasisters.org.

Can’t attend, but want to know more? Learn about the associate relationship here:
https://www.csasisters.org/be-an-associate/

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Help Sponsor Future Women Doctors in Nicaragua

August 08, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
Help women doctors in Nicaragua

Greetings to Friends and Donors!

We have been asked why we only support women medical students. You will learn the origins of our focus and why we continue this practice by clicking here.

Rita Thomas
Board Member ~ Adelante Mujer, Inc.

Adelante Mujer greatly appreciates your help!

Students Serve with Sister Mary Ann

July 25, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
Group of Students

Two students with Sister Mary Ann Student and man holding hands Student with Sister Mary Ann and a Tarboro man

A group of students from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Apex, NC recently spent a week with Sister Mary Ann Czaja. Joining her from Sunday to Friday, the students prepared food for the soup kitchen (150 meals each day), helped with the distribution of food for the public (sixty families), and prepared and painted the back porch at Tarboro Community Outreach. While taking care of business, the students also took time to interact and get to know the homeless men and women who are served at the center. This labor of Christian love has inspired six members of the group to return for three years in a row and Sister Mary Ann is looking forward to welcoming them again next year.

CSA and the Women's Religious Collaborative Featured in GSR

July 18, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

The Sisters of Saint Agnes continue to respond to changing times, including serving as part of the original coordinating efforts to develop the Wisconsin Religious Collaborative, an organization that “exists to promote good stewardship by sharing resources and professional expertise in finance, management, pastoral care, governance, and other areas, in order to meet the needs of individual religious institutes in Wisconsin and their members.”

Global Sisters Report featured the Women’s Religious Collaborative in an article dated July 18, 2019.

 

Sisters Care for Creation in Their Garden

July 17, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
Sister Leanne watering plants

Sisters of St. Agnes tend to creation in their little garden as the heat of summer envelopes tiny Fond du Lac.  The lush greens perfume the little area with the aroma of leaves and it becomes a symphony of the different color of flowers. The vegetables they plant feeds the human body; it also feeds the soul with the picture it presents in that stretch  of space. When Mother Nature wants to give her scorched land  a drink, the Sisters save rain water in a barrel and use that water for watering plants and other activities not requiring potable water.     

Visit Care for Creation in this site.

Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps

July 15, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
Sister Ruth at Lights for Liberty prayer

On Friday, July 12, approximately 60 people gathered at St. Agnes convent in Fond du Lac to pray for families and children at the US/Mexico border. The service included scripture readings, silent reflection, chimes, and song. Each attendee left the service with a small battery powered candle and guidance to light it at 9 p.m. in solidarity with all those throughout the country who were protesting the mistreatment of asylum seekers.

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From The Leo House

July 09, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
The Leo House

The Leo House, considered the heart in New York City and located in 332 West 23rd Street in New York,  is a Catholic guesthouse for travelers. They are celebrating their 130 years of operation and share their Spring 2019 newsletter with us.

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