The beginning of 2010 marks a celebratory milestone in Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity-sponsored Silver Lake College’s long educational history. While educating young people dates back well into the 1800’s, in 1935, the State of Wisconsin issued Silver Lake College of the Holy Family its official charter as an undergraduate institution.
To celebrate this educational legacy, and in honor of the 75th anniversary of its charter, Bishop Robert Morneau, highly respected past professor and former chaplain, presided at an opening Eucharistic liturgy on January 28, 2010. All alumni, friends, students, parents, and guests were invited to attend.
While the Franciscan Sisters and the college community proudly solemnize the past with other celebratory activities , it seems appropriate to delve deeply in the words of learned St. Bonaventure at this time:
“Prayer was a support to this worker; for in everything which he did, distrusting his own effort and trusting in God’s loving concern, he cast his care completely upon the Lord in urgent prayers to him…believing that without it no one could prosper in God’s service.”