Looking carefully at the lower left quadrant of the Catholic Memorial High School, Waukesha, WI, coat of arms, crossed hands of Christ and St. Francis are found. This a reminder of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity’s presence in this place of learning for over fifty years.
On Tuesday of the national observance of Catholic School’s Week, January 27, 2009, members of the Franciscan community were again present on campus and attended junior theology classes. Welcomed by President Father Paul B. R. Hartmann, an alumni of the school, Principal Dr. Mark Schmitt, faculty, and others, Sister Mary Ann Spanjers, OSF and Postulant Pam Peasel were invited for a vocation panel. Students were attentive, interested and witnessed to the beauty of Catholic education and its relevance in their lives.
Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. (USCCB) The purpose of Catholic Schools Week is to build community awareness of, and involvement in, Catholic schools throughout the country.
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