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Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 11, 2002 Issue

Religious communities with women serving locally

Interested in getting vocations information? Don't know where to start? Besides calling Fr. Doug LeCaptain at the diocesan vocations office -- 1-877-500-3580 -- you can contact various religious communities. Each has a vocations director who can to answer questions.

Below is a list of many of the religious orders, congregations and communities for women whose members serve in the Diocese of Green Bay. The listings include a summary of each group's charism -- the way in which they carry out their call -- as well as contacts:

Discalced Carmelites

The Nuns of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel
The cloistered Carmelite nun lives a hidden life of prayer and self-giving for souls. Pope John Paul II spoke beautifully of this vocation ... "Your monasteries are spread throughout the world like oases of prayer and of special consecration to God in the silence of the cloister... Show the value of the prayer of intercession and of silent immolation around the Eucharist..."
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Mother Mary Elizabeth, OCD, 4047 Chapel Dr., New Franken, 54229.

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity

The primary work of the sisters is devotion to the needs of women and girls in residential and non-residential settings. They also work in nursing homes, day care, teaching, pastoral ministries, religious education , parish ministry, and English and Spanish speaking communities.
Contact: Sr. Patrick Dolan, P. O. Box 10357, Green Bay, 54305.

Hospital Sisters, TOSF

International community committed to sharing in the healing mission of Jesus and proclaiming the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis by prayer and service to others. Our healing ministry is expressed in serving as nurses, medical technicians, administrators, social workers, chaplains and therapists. The Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis have served in the Green Bay Diocese since 1888.
Web site:
Contact: Sr. Anna Phiri, P. O. Box 19431, Springfield, IL 62794

Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi

A Franciscan congregation committed to bringing Jesus' teaching, healing, liberating and reconciling power to every life they touch.
Web site:
Contact: Sr. Ann Weltin OSF, director of vocations, 3221 S. Lake Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53235-3799.

Bay Settlement Sisters

"Preach the Gospel at all times; when necessary, use words." This was Francis' challenge over 800 years ago. As the Sisters of St. Francis of Holy Cross strive to live the gospel and reach out to those in need, working to uphold human dignity, pursue peace and promote Gospel justice.
Web site:
Phone: (920)468-1828
Contact: Sr. Laura Zelten, OSF, 3025 Bay Settlement Rd., Green Bay, 54311.

Manitowoc Franciscan Sisters

There are over 450 Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity who share common homes, meals, prayer and Eucharist, ministry and recreation, burdens and joys as a religious family. They exhibit simplicity of lifestyle by wearing a modified black and white habit along with a veil. They serve in the traditional ministries of education and health and in other parish ministries in various states including Wisconsin, where they sponsor Silver Lake College and Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Monica Mary DeQuardo or Sr. Rochelle Kerkoff, OSF, 2409 S. Alverno Rd., Manitowoc, 54220.

A New Genesis

Members strive to live as Resurrection people recognizing the gifts given by the Spirit to each person. They dedicate their lives and gifts to the Church and world, pledging acceptance and affirmation of all. In the past 19 years, membership has increased to 29 including two married associates and one married inquirer. God called each member of A New Genesis to various ministries and they responded, using individual gifts and talents. As a result, ministry has taken a variety of forms, but the focus is always on reaching out in loving service.
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Florence Youngwirth, phone: (920) 437-7531, ext. 8268.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

A community of women who desire to live entirely for God and for others, the congregation works within missions to achieve unity and reconciliation, both with neighbor and neighbor with God.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Rebecca Holley, CSJ, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111.

Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother

As a contemplative/active community with Mary the Sorrowful Mother as a model, the congregation brings a compassionate presence to a hurting society. Collaborating with Associates and others in mission and ministry, they focus on the unserved through ministries in education and health care in Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean, and the U.S.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Lucile Flores, 9056 N. Deerbrook Trail, Brown Deer, 53223-2448.

Salvatorian Sisters

The Sisters of the Divince Savior make known the goodness and kindness of Jesus, Savior of the world, and foster an awareness of a loving God among peoples in whatever place and by whatever means the spirit of God inspires.
Web site:
Phone: 414-468-0810
Contact: Sr. Mary Frost, SDS, 4311 N. 100th St., Milwaukee, 53222; Sr. Jane Barman, SDS (Green Bay)

School Sisters of Notre Dame

An international congregation of educators with more than 4,500 members that serves in schools as teachers and administrators. In parishes and diocesan offices, we work in religious education, liturgy and pastoral ministry. Thirteen School Sisters of Notre Dame live and minister in the Green Bay Diocese.
Phone: (262)782-9850 ext. 718.
Web site:
Contact: Sr. Mary Roy Weiss, SSND, 13105 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove, 53122.

Racine Dominicans

Serve in about 15 states and in many ways: health care, teaching (on all levels), parish and retreat ministry, counseling and spiritual direction, working for welfare reform, and working to meet various needs of women and children.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Kathy Slesar OP, vocation director, 5625 Erie St., Racine, 54302; Barb Sharp (Associates)

Adrian Dominican Sisters

In Jesus' mission, Adrian Dominicans discover and identify themselves as called together to share faith and life. They are sent into the world as bearers and recipients of his love and co-creators of his justice and peace.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Corinne Sanders, OP, 1257 Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI 49221.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille

Each Sister, according to her talents, works toward building spiritual bridges from the Church to the community, connecting rich and poor, sick and healthy, powerful and weak, uniting all in the oneness of God's love.
Web site:
Contact: Sr. Ileana Fernandez, CSJ, 1821 Summit Rd., Suite 210, Cincinnati, OH 45237.

Wheaton Franciscan Sisters

The congregation lives the Gospel in loving relationships in a spirit of contemplation, conversion, minority and poverty. They witness God's love for all people and creation by promoting peace and reconciliation and being in solidarity with the poor.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Melanie Paradis, OSF, P.O. Box 667, Wheaton, IL 60189.

Holy Cross Sisters

The Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross' mission is to alleviate any kind of human need in order to transform the challenge of today into hope.
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Linda Songy, vocations director, 700 E. Riverside Dr., Merrill, 54452.

Felician Sisters of St. Felix

The Sisters of St, Felix' mission is to strive for spiritual renewal of the world. Balancing contemplation with active service, the Sisters encourage all to strive for holiness as they develop a deep personal relationship with God.
Web site:
Contact: Sr. Paula Mary Palasz, CSSF, 3800 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago, IL 60659.

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

The SCNs are involved in education, pastoral ministry, health care and social service ministries in the U.S., India, Nepal, Belize and Botswana. Their mission statement proclaims the international nature of the congregation and its ministry in a multicultural world. Sisters and Associates commit themselves to work for jusice in solidarity with oppressed peoples, especially the economically poor and women and to care for the earth.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Luke Boiarski, P.O. Box 172, Nazareth, KY 40048.

School Sisters of St. Francis

A community of women, opening hearts and minds to the presence of God. They are teachers, health care providers and pastoral ministers in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and India. Like Francis, they commit themselves to minister cooperatively, creatively and courageously to others.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Mary Ann Meyer, OSF, 1515 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, 53215.

Sisters of St. Joseph, TOSF

Our sisters minister wherever they are called by unmet human needs such as health services, education, social work, law, spiritual direction, counseling and pastoral care. Founded in 1901 in Stevens Points, Wis., more than 500 sisters now serve in 14 states.
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sr. Jean Sonsalla at [email protected]

Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph

Apostolic work in health care, as well as social services, homes for the elderly, detox centers, AIDS, cancer and hospice care and missionary ministry. Locally, they staff Langlade Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Home, New London.
Web site:
Contact: Vocation Director, St. Bernard Hospital, 326 W. 64th St. Chicago, 60621.

Sinsinawa Dominicans

The Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary was founded by Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP. Its apostolic work provides a variety of parish, education, health care and service work.
Web site:
Contact: Tricia Buxton, Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9700

Springfield Dominicans

Various ministries include health care, education, pastoral care and mission work.
Web site:
Contact: Sr. Elyse Marie Ramirez, St. Catherine Convent, 502 N. 6th St. Auburn, IL 62615.

Columbus Dominicans

Ministry includes education at all levels, parish ministry, health care, social work and foreign missions.
Web site:
Contact: Sr. Margie Davis, St. Mary of the Springs, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus OH 43219
E-mail: [email protected]

Congregation of St. Agnes

Work in education, health care, social service and parish ministry. They sponsor Marian College and St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.
Web site:
Contact: Karen Henning, Sisters of St. Agnes, 1755 E. Johnson St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935; phone: (920)923-2121.

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