Below is a small sampling of the videos available on the CSA YouTube channel.
Decision for Happiness, a film created by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes created during their centennial in 1958, has been remastered and digitized with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. (36:47 min.)
Life as a sister changed dramatically after Vatican II. A class at Marian University crafted a follow-up video in the spring of 2019 to illustrate some of the change
In fall 2018 the COM 202 class at Marian University visited the motherhouse of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes to interview sisters and lay the groundwork for this short film, completed in spring 2019. The film features the stories of Sisters Ann McKean, Diane Bauknecht, Clare Lawlor, Julie Ann Krahl, Edie Crews, Donna Innes, and Deborah Walter and illustrates their humanity as well as their work ethic to make positive impacts on their world.
Sister Diane Bauknecht of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes tells of the story of CSA for the first time. She talks to Fond du Lac Associates Bill and Kathy Emmer, Mary Rose Meis, CSA, and Fond du Lac Associate Jean Kramer. She also makes reference to Ordinary Sisters written by Sister Margaret Lorimer, CSA.
Together, as we respond to the needs of this generation of students and stand on the edge of tomorrow’s learners, we Strive to be the voice of the voiceless, where individuals are important, to treat each person with dignity, as one whom God loves, to believe that God’s call is written in the signs of the time, to stand on the edge of tomorrow, to understand and embrace these words.
St. Agnes Hospital opened in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in 1896, beginning the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes’ 121 year ministry in health care.
Sister Jean Steffes accepted the Paul Harris Award from Fond du Lac Noon Rotary at a luncheon in the motherhouse last August 1. As part of the meeting, the Rotarians listened to a presentation by Sister Deborah Golias explaining the program of study for students prepared by Sister Deborah on solar energy that will be used when students visit the Congregation of St. Agnes’ Solar Panel Array. Following Sister Deborah’s presentation, Sister Susan Seeby led the group to view the Solar Array.