Franciscan Sister Presents to Florida Catholic Medical Association

March 13, 2017

Franciscan Sister Renee Mirkes shares on her recent work with the Florida Catholic Medical Association. Over the past five months, I’ve had the privilege of working with the planning committee of the Florida Catholic Medical Association (see picture). We developed a theme (virtuous medicine) and specific topics, including beginning-of-life, end-of-life, and conscience issues, for their annual […]

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How Franciscan Sisters Recycle

March 11, 2017

Franciscan Sister Marlene Schwaller reports on various recycling projects that our Sisters support at the Motherhouse. Quad Parishes Paper Collection Newspaper, magazines, book, catalogs, actually any paper lighter than Kleenex boxes-including greeting cards-are acceptable. We collect and deliver to the Quad Parishes in Green Bay, WI on a regular basis. Parishes use the money from 2 […]

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Franciscan Sister Prepares Students for Kauai Spelling Bee

March 9, 2017

Franciscan Sister Mary Ann Tupy was pleased that two of her students at St. Theresa School, Kekaha, Hawaii were Kauai spelling bee winners. Saint Theresa School hosted the annual School Spelling Bee this year on the island of Kauai in the last months. I was delighted to have two of my students place first and second. […]

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Franciscan Sisters Participate in Vocation-Formation Workshop

March 7, 2017

On a recent early morning road trip, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Theresa Feldkamp, Sister Mariella Erdmann, Sister Mariadele Jacobs and Sister Julie Ann Sheahan drove to Malvern Retreat House, PA for a Formators Workshop Blessed are the Merciful: The Spiritual Works of Mercy in Formation. The CMSWR Formators Workshop hoped to provide an opportunity […]

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Travel Channel Spotlights Parish Pasty Sale

March 5, 2017

Franciscan Sister Margey Schmelzle serves St. Augustine Parish, Republic, MI. The parish’s pasty making was filmed and viewed recently on the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods”.  The Mining Journal covered the story. MARQUETTE — Food has enormous power within a society. It can bring a diverse community together for a common cause, it can build tradition, bridges, […]

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Franciscan Novice Visits Pope Paul VI Institute

March 3, 2017

Franciscan Sister Renee Mirkes shares on Novice Sister Mary Teresa’s visit to the Pope Paul VI Institute, Omaha, NE. Our Sisters serving in West Point, NE suggested that Sister Mary Teresa pay me and the Pope Paul VI Institute a visit during her Nebraska mission experience. I loved the idea, and decided that, since Sister Mary Teresa’s […]

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