In the closing months of 2018, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious articulated to its members the need for more volunteers at the McAllen, Texas Humanitarian Respite Center sponsored by Catholic Charities. Three members of the Sisters of St. Agnes, Patricia, Julie, and Clare, accepted the call and journeyed to Texas with Ms. Jeanne Kowalski from January 13-26, 2019. Sister Patricia Weidman shared her experiences with the sisters at Nazareth Court and Center during a visit there on April 26.
Sisters Clare and Julie Ann will share their first-hand experience of this border ministry with the general public on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Founders Hall at the Sisters of St. Agnes Motherhouse, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI and will be talking with Kate Archer Kent on the WPR Morning Show on Friday, May 3.
Sister Eileen Mahony continues to minister to asylum seekers in Tucson, Arizona and regularly shares updates of her experiences. Recently Sister Patricia Weidman shared her experiences at Nazareth Court and Center.
A film screening was scheduled on Decision for Happiness last March 11 at Stayer Center, Marian Universty. Decision for Happiness, a video of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes was created during their centennial in 1958. The film has been remastered and digitized with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Photos
Women's Leadership Breakfast 2019 was celebrated on March 7, 2019 at Whispering Springs, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Proceeds went to the Working Families Grant through Marian University of Wisconsin. If you were unable to come or make a donation at the morning's breakfast, we would appreciate your donation today. Photos
The Sisters of St. Agnes participated in the Celebrate CommUNITY 2019 event last February 16 at the Fond du Lac fairgounds. There was entertainment, fun and food from a diversity of cultures accompanied with songs and dances from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Digitally remastered from 1300 feet of 16mm color reel film, "Decision for Happiness" is ready to be enjoyed and discussed by new audiences. Originally filmed in 1958, the movie explores the inner thoughts of a young woman making the decision to join the Sisters of St. Agnes. Since the initial filming, there have been major changes in what it means to call yourself a "Sister." The original "star" of the film, other Sisters, and Dr. Bren Murphy of Loyola University will be part of a panel discussion after the event to explore how the Sisters continue to be vibrant change-agents who seek to “stand with those whose faith life and human dignity are threatened.”
Hosted by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes.
Have you or your family wanted to take a trip around the world? If so, this event is your ticket to travel to far away places!
United for Diversity hosts this enriching event to CELEBRATE our differences, EDUCATE the community, and ADVOCATE for inclusion and diversity issues/awareness important to all our lives.
2019 marks UFD's 12th anniversary of bringing this family friendly event to the Fond du Lac community. We kick off the event with our traditional flag ceremony at 11:00. We are welcomed by city and county officials, the Brothertown dummers, dancers and singers.
Starting at noon, come enjoy live entertainment, free ethnic food sampling, children's activities, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and much more family fun.
There will be a silent auction until 2:00 p.m.
Food and beverage concessions available 11:00 am -3:00 pm.
Admission is $5.00. Children 12 and under FREE
Those interested in volunteering for our event, please go to this link to complete a volunteer form: https://goo.gl/forms/wva3vI0khvrgq46G2
Any individuals or groups who are interested in showcasing their diversity, but have not registered for a booth, should email their request to firstname.lastname@example.org.