Franciscan College is First U.S. Catholic Work-College

by Sister Julie Ann on August 30, 2016

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. Silver Lake College of the Holy FamilyThis 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.Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

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.)Silver Lake College of the Holy Family2

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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Franciscan Sisters Welcome Postulants from OH and WI

by Sister Julie Ann on August 27, 2016

In the last few days, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity welcomed 2 postulants. Tricia is from Kimbolten, OH. Megan’s home is Shawano, WI. Franciscan Sisters Postulants Tricia and Megan

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. Franciscan Sisters Postulants Tricia and Megan back door

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!

We invite you to consider our September Discernment Retreat: Seeing with the Eyes of St. Francis. Click here.

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Franciscan Sisters’ Charism: Our Call to Consecrated Life

by Sister Julie Ann on August 25, 2016

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.

Franciscan sisters greet young women on Motherhouse steps

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Diocese Celebrates Jubilees of Religious

by Sister Julie Ann on August 23, 2016

Recently, the Diocese of Green Bay recognized religious, including members of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, celebrating jubilees of profession. Franciscan Sisters among religious honored for jubilees of professionBishop David Ricken, Father Daniel Felton and Father Thomas Long presided over the afternoon liturgy acknowledging commitments of 25, 50, 60 and 75 years.Franciscan Sister Sue Ann Hall

Celebrating in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the jubilarians renewed their vows amid a crowd generous with applause. Bishop David Ricken with Sister GretchenSome of those honored assist with liturgical roles. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity led the music.Franciscan Sister Imelda Ann and Father Thomas Long

 

 

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Franciscan Sister Designs College Peace Symbol

August 20, 2016

Peacemaking will be the focal Franciscan value for 2016-17 academic year at the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity-sponsored Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc, WI. Artist Sister Mariella Erdmann designed peace poles for the Clare Hall Peace Garden on the college grounds in keeping with this theme. The artwork symbolizes oneness with all peoples and our common desire […]

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Discernment Retreat: Seeing with the Eyes of St. Francis

August 18, 2016

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to consider our September Discernment Retreat. Seeing with the Eyes of St. Francis A Discernment Retreat for Catholic Women September 16–18, 2016 Friday, 5:30 p.m.–Sunday, 12:30 p.m Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, WI Is God calling you to become Franciscan Sister? We invite you to contemplate what was important to […]

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