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Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Ministry History

The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA), like Catholic Women Religious throughout history, has responded to the needs of the times ever since their founding in 1858. Pursuing justice, working for peace and respecting Earth was just the way things were done.

In 1989, during her term as General Superior for the congregation, Sister Mary Christine Fellerhoff kept the sisters informed about peace and justice issues. Between 1989 and 1993, Jan Parker, then Coordinator of Associates, assisted Sister Mary Christine in formalizing the ministry of justice and peace. Sister Nieves de la Rosa became the full time coordinator in 1998 and continued until her untimely death on November 7, 2000.

Since then, the JPIC ministry has been fulfilled by Justice Coordinators:

  • Sister Stella Storch, OP: April 2001-June 2013
  • Sister Sally Ann Brickner, OSF: September 2013-July 2017
  • Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA: July 2017-May 2021
  • Tracy Abler, CSA Associate: June 2021-Present


In addition to the resources provided on these pages, the JPIC Office sends a twice-monthly e-newsletter entitled “Bending the Arc,” featuring exemplars, opportunities for learning, and calls to action. To read the most recent news, visit the Bending the Arc page or subscribe.



For more information contact:

Tracy Abler
Justice Coordinator

320 County Road K
Fond du Lac, WI 54937-8158
Phone: (920) 907-2315
Fax: (920) 921-8177