On August 28, 2016, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity-sponsored Silver Lake College of the Holy Family became the the first Catholic College in the United States to adopt the Work-College Model. SLC Works is the eighth college in the country to educate in this way and the only one in Wisconsin. This approach requires all full-time residential students to work in a professional role on the campus or in the community as a condition of enrollment. Work is thoughtfully integrated in a mind, body, spirit focus and therefore, a vital part of the educational program.
The work model very much resembles our Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity’s own way of serving. Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is built on our Sisters’ past and present selfless dedication. (This past picture portrays the moving of the library books from Holy Family Convent to the current SLC campus site.)
Each new full-time student living on campus will be awarded a work grant to offset a portion of tuition. Not only will this model reduce costs, but it will prepare students for the 21st Century workforce. At graduation, each student will receive a work transcript in addition to their educational transcript.
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In the last few days, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity welcomed 2 postulants. Tricia is from Kimbolten, OH. Megan’s home is Shawano, WI.
What happens next for Megan and Tricia? Instructions on religious life, personal prayer times and experiences of community life, ministry and study become important to their daily lives. Tricia and Megan will begin classes at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family on Monday, August 29, 2016.
Indeed, you can expect Megan and Tricia to share more about themselves in the days ahead. Pray with us for others making steps to follow a call to be Franciscan Sisters. St. Francis and St. Clare, pray for us!
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Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity share our charism built on 4 cornerstones: simplicity (firmly built on faith in a loving God), joyful acceptance of poverty, love for the Church and self-less dedication to the service of others.
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Recently, the Diocese of Green Bay recognized religious, including members of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, celebrating jubilees of profession. Bishop David Ricken, Father Daniel Felton and Father Thomas Long presided over the afternoon liturgy acknowledging commitments of 25, 50, 60 and 75 years.
Celebrating in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the jubilarians renewed their vows amid a crowd generous with applause. Some of those honored assist with liturgical roles. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity led the music.