Sister Helen Renzelmann, CSA, was recently honored with the inaugural Spirituality & Healing Award by the Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing for her unfailing service and commitment to the mission of the Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing.
Sister Helen was one of the first volunteers at the Center when it initially opened its doors in September of 2000 and maintained her role as receptionist until 2014. “She was the ‘face of the Center’ for all those years,” says Michael Ketterhagen, Spiritual Director for the Center and an Associate of the Sisters of St. Agnes. “People coming in would be greeted by her smile and her trademark ‘double-sided’ hug.”
Her involvement did not stop at the desk, though. Sister Helen initially came to the Center with health concerns, and even experienced a fall during her time there, but through her work with the various healing methods offered at the Center, her spirituality, and her purpose-filled retired life, she is still healthy and mobile at age 98.
“Sister Helen received this award because of her work, but also because she modelled holistic healing her life,” said Ketterhagen. “She is the first-ever recipient of this award, and we look forward to giving it annually to others of her caliber.” The Center serves people of diverse faiths and backgrounds by offering programs and services that support the continuous discovery/awareness of our oneness in the Source of Life, and that nurture wholeness of body, mind and spirit.