St. Kilian Catholic Community, Hartford, WI, celebrated 150 years of being Church on October 20, 2013. Accepting an invitation for the celebration, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity relived history by returning on behalf of our Sisters who served in the parish school between 1891-1901.
Pastor David LaPlante, who himself had our Sisters as teachers in Green Bay, welcomed us along with the people who prayed with us church or sat near us at dinner in the historic Chandelier Ballroom. Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki was the celebrant at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday liturgy.
Here are the names of the Sisters who served in this Catholic community about 2 hours from Manitowooc:
Sister Clementine Walter 1891
Sister Edmunda Denksherz 1891-1892
Sister Patience Schwerdt 1891-1892
Sister Cassiana Ehlinger 1894-1900
Sister Ildephonse Pierron 1894-1900
Sister Rosalia Forster 1894
Sister Sophia Bauman 1895-1897
Sister Vitalis Heer 1896
Sister Ambrose Singer 1897
Sister Elizabeth Schamlstig 1899
Sister Lucretia Lonsdorf 1900
Sister Angeline Burkhart 1900
Sister Romana Meister 1901
In this Year of Faith and this parish’s 150th anniversary, we ask the intercession of St. Kilian, Irish missionary bishop and the apostle of today’s northern part of Bavaria who began his labours towards the end of the 7th century, for all God’s people. His motto was: “To Pray, Love, and Serve together in Christ.” May we be inspired by others in our midst to grow deeper in faith and service.