Celebrate the first Catholic Sisters Week March 8 to 14

by Renae Bauer

"Give aid to ... the Sisters, who devote their love and life's work for the good of mankind, for they appeal especially to me as deserving help from the (Conrad N. Hilton) Foundation."

Conrad N. Hilton
Founder of Hilton Hotels

We hope you, like Conrad Hilton, consider our Sisters your partners in Jesus Christ's mission. That's why we're inviting you to celebrate with us the first-ever Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, during Women's History Month.

  1. Attend our "Mosaics Pilgrimage" open house (full story) where we will showcase our 12 beautiful mosaics. Each piece is a prayer-focused artwork based on St. Francis of Assisi's "The Canticle of the Creatures." The event is set for 1 to 3:30 pm March 16 (snow date March 23) at St. Francis Convent, 3110 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay.  Watch our website for updates. If the weather is inclement, call Sister Laura Zelten at 920-288- 0237 to confirm the open house is on.
  2. If you're unable to attend our open house then we invite you to send an electronic greeting to one (or more!) of our Sisters through our website. Please indicate your permission to publish your greeting in our next newsletter.
  3. During Catholic Sisters Week we will share on Facebook some of our Sisters' accomplishments and happiest memories. A Facebook account is required to access this.

Catholic Sisters Week is part of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation's new global initiative called the Catholic Sisters Strategy. The foundation is seeking to strengthen congregations by addressing membership, leadership and stewardship needs.  In 2013, five grants were awarded for the Catholic Sisters Strategy. One recipient was St. Catherine University in the Twin Cities which has been tasked with designing, developing and launching Catholic Sisters Week.

By Invitation

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Sister Laura Zelten and one female student have been chosen to represent St. Norbert College, De Pere, at St. Catherine University's Catholic Sisters Week kickoff celebration March 7 to 9.

The three-day event will include training that fulfills the grant's mission to bring visibility to the contributions of Sisters in a way that inspires young women to consider religious life. Catch Sister Laura's live reports from the event on Facebook!