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Sisters Anabel and Celia Celebrate Jubilees In Nicaragua

January 17, 2020
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes



Sister Anabel Torres celebrated her 50 year Jubilee in Nicaragua.


Sister Celia Fernández celebrated her 15 year Jubilee in Nicaragua.

Both Sisters will be celebrated again in June during the Fond du Lac Jubilee celebration. 

Congratulations Sisters!

Sisters Celia and Anabel

Get to know a staff member: Dusty Krikau

January 09, 2020
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

Dusty Krikau

This month, Dusty Krikau, the Director of Mission Advancement is featured in the NCR Forward Member Spotlight. The spotlight isn't an accolade, just an introduction of a subscriber, but is also a great way for you to learn a little about one of the staff members in our office!

Read her interview here.

CSA Prays for Peace with Iran

January 08, 2020
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and as community committed to the promotion of non-violence, we join with LCWR and the other communities of faith in condemning the United States’ assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the deployment of additional troops to the region, and the threat of further violent action in Iran. Together let us pray for the de-escalation of tensions and the establishment of peace.

Read the Faith Statement.

A Surprise Award for Adelante Mujer

January 08, 2020
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

In December 2019, Sister Diane Bauknecht, Executive Director of Adelante Mujer, along with Associates Esther Hicks and Mary Gorske, members of the Adelante Mujer board, accepted a plaque of special recognition from University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN) in honor of the “unconditional support” that Adelante Mujer has provided to medical students in Nicaragua over the past ten years.

Read the full story and see the award.

CSA Sisters Welcome Student Learners

January 03, 2020
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

Students at the border

From December 14-21, seven students and three chaperones, including Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB, from Northwestern University visited and participated in the lives of those whose faith life and human dignity are threatened. During their trip they stayed with in the home of Sister Mary Rose Obholz and Susan Kolb. 

Sister Mary Rose was thrilled with the experience. "They brought youthful energy to the Nieves de la Rosa house. ... They talked with an asylum seeker from Mexico who is now living in Naco Sonora - the place she fled.  They saw people from Cuba, Venezuela, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and parts of Mexico. The experiences each day moved them to the questions, 'what can we do?' 'How can we bring the message to others?'"

They journeyed from Naco, Sonora to Agua Prieta to Tucson (Casa Alitas)to learn first-hand about how immigration works for asylum seekers, migrants, and immigrants and experienced challenges and hope as did the Sisters of St. Agnes.

Student and chaperones recorded a brief reflection each day, which can be found on the website of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago.

Students at the border

The students talked with asylum seekers waiting in line at the "tent city" near Agua Prieta. 

Learning from the Sisters

UNANIMA International - December Newsletter

December 16, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

UNANIMA logoNews from the UN and around the world comes from UNANIMA International. The December issue includes:

  • What's Happening at the UN
  • UNANIMA International's Symposium on Women and Children Experiencing Homelessness
  • Intern Update and Introductions
  • Grassroots Stories
  • Regional News
  • New Look

Download the English Newsletter

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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.


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