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Merry Christmas from Adelante Mujer

December 13, 2019
By Adelante Mujer

Gracias from Adelante MujerYou, our donors, have given the Adelante Mujer student doctors the very best gift possible. The gift of being able to get an education. To read more click here.  We wish you all the love, warmth, and cheer this holy season offers.

Rita Thomas, Board Member
Adelante Mujer, Inc.

Sister Cynthia Nienhaus Inducted into Order of Catechists

November 25, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, Sister Cynthia Nienhaus was inducted as part of the inaugural membership of the Archdiocesan Order of Catechists at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

By publicly acknowledging their roles at catechists in the Catholic Church, the 32 members of the Order vowed to 

  • Continue living in accord with the dignity and calling of a catechist, witnessing to the Catholic faith in word and deed.
  • Pray daily for catechists throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, for the fruitfulness of their ministries and the faithfulness of their lives.
  • Join with the other members of this Order of Catechists in mutual support, and ongoing formation, and to meet at least three times a year.


Donations Head to Solutions Center

November 22, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
Baskets of hope

The Sisters at the motherhouse are making Christmas a little easier for some local families who are using Solutions Center as a place to start over:

Baskets of Hope

In the spirit of the season, these baskets help a family by providing a loving gesture as they move into their own home. The basket full of household items and given to clients when they move out of shelter for use in their own home.

For the past three weeks sisters have been gathering items like  laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, non-bleach all-purpose cleaner, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, bath and kitchen towels, dish soap, toothpaste/toothbrushes, Kleenex, Ziploc type bags/reusable for storage containers, garbage bags, pots and pans, broom/mop/pail, and gift cards for gas or groceries.

Seven laundry baskets have handmade blankets to accompany the supplies and there is a surplus of supplies to fill many more boxes and bins. 

Basket of Hope surplus

Sisters Invite Public to Peace Tree Lighting and Contemplative Prayer

November 15, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
Sister Josephine Goebel, CSA, holds ornaments in preparation for decorating and lighting the Peace Tree in 2017

The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes and their Associates invite the public to join them for the annual lighting of the Peace Tree on November 24 from 6-7 PM at the Chapel of the Sisters of St. Agnes Motherhouse, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI. The hour of contemplative prayer will ask for peace in our hearts and respect for all people, races, religions, and countries.

For 28 years, the Sisters of St. Agnes have lit a Peace Tree in late November and displayed it at the motherhouse during the Advent and Christmas seasons. The first peace Tree lighting was initiated by Sister Marie Scott, CSA, during Desert Storm in 1990. This year, the ceremony will pray specifically for Syrians, Kurds, Yemenis, Afghans, Nicaraguans, Filipinos, Mexicans, and Somalis who are suffering from violence.

Each month, the sisters welcome the public to join them for contemplative prayer. The prayer nights are held from 6-7 PM on the last Sunday of each month until the end of April. During the gathering attendees spend time in quiet prayer. Praying in community is 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 Sisters 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 or

Grateful - Part 2 - An update from Adelante Mujer

November 11, 2019
By Adelante Mujer

stethoscope in shape of heart

Greetings to Friends and Donors!
The remaining 3 students who were accepted into the program this semester have sent their heartfelt messages of thanks to you. The money they receive each month is imperative to their continued enrollment in medical school. To read their messages click  here.

Rita Thomas
Board Member Adelante Mujer, Inc.

Sister Madeline Gianforte Featured on "Natalie's Everyday Heroes"

November 08, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
Sister Madeline Gianforte on the left, at CORE El Centro

Each week CBS 58's Natalie Shepherd features an "Everyday Hero." This week, her segment focused on Sister Madeline Gianforte, CSA, on the co-founders of CORE El Centro in downtown Milwaukee. 

You can watch the full video and read a transcript of the interview on the CBS 58 (Milwaukee) website.

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Sister Guadalupe Completes Licensure

November 08, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
Sister Guadalupe at her defense

Congratulations to Sister Guadalupe Aguilar!

Sister Guadalupe recently completed her coursework and research for pre-school/kindergarten education. She completed defense of her Monograph and passed with “flying colors”.  

Sister Guadalupe is now a fully licensed preschool/kindergarten teacher in Nicaragua where she will continue in the ministry of education.

Sister Dulce Receives Diploma in Laudato Si' and Sustainable Development

November 04, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
Sister Dulce with her diploma

On October 25, Sister Dulce María Rodríguez López received her Diploma in Laudato Si’ and Sustainable Development from the Universidad Centroamericana.

The diploma program was a project of Asociación Roncalli-Juan XXIII and was sponsored by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) of England. 21 professionals from CAFOD partner agencies strengthened their knowledge on climate change, agroecology, and resilience through the lens of the “Care of the Common Home” as referenced in Pope Francis’s encyclical, Laudato Si’. Sister Dulce attended as a representative of CANTERA - a center in Managua for promoting education, growth and development among the people.

The inaugural diploma program began on June 14, 2019 and was taught by Alirio Cáceres Aguirre who has a Master’s Degree in theology and eco-theology. A mixed methods approach was utilized to allow participants to learn in classrooms and in the Nicaraguan forests.

See pictures from the event.

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