Women Religious Leaders and Wisconsin Catholic Bishops Converse on Needs of Church

by Sister Julie Ann on November 6, 2012

Recently, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Community Director, Sister Louise Hembrecht, was invited for a day of  important conversation with the Catholic Bishops of Wisconsin and other women religious congregational leaders regarding mutual concern and love for the people of God at large, but especially here in Wisconsin, and how best to serve.7 Bishops and 14 consecrated women religious superiors gathered at St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, WI for discussion and dinner.

As part of the day’s agenda, an opening and closing prayer focused on the lives of 4 saints. Archdiocese of Milwaukee Auxiliary Bishop Donald Hying reflected first on the relationship of  St. Jane Frances de Chantal and St. Francis de Sales. Later, at Evening Prayer, our Sister Louise encouraged the importance of united witness in our Church as she commented on the lives of  St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi. All you holy men and women, pray for us!

Click here to read more about the conversation.

4 thoughts on “Women Religious Leaders and Wisconsin Catholic Bishops Converse on Needs of Church”

  1. sister renee mirkes says:

    In attempts to deepen our faith, our love for the Church, and our dedication to the consecrated life, I would be very interested in heating or reading some sort of summary statement from this prestigious gathering. Is there ary resource online?

  2. Sister Jan says:

    I am happy WI religious and Bishops continue to listen, support and pray for one another. Thank you, Sr. Louise for this.

  3. I am inspired that you, Sister Louise, was part of this conversation. You bring wisdom, insight, balance and humor into your presentations… all gifts for this pilgrim church!

  4. As of yesterday a press release is now found on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee site

    http://www.archmil.org/News/Bishops-and-Major-Superiors-of.htm

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