Celebrate ‘Franciscan Servants of God: Reflections from 25 Years of Service

Paul Keggington

October 11, 2009

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Whether flying, driving or walking to the Motherhouse for the Sisters’ Health Care Assembly October 10-11, 2009, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity involved in the congregation’s sponsored health care group3.jpgministry, not only enjoyed creation’s colorful fall artistry on the way, but some excellent speakers and sharing at their final destination. This year’s focus was Franciscans Servants of God: Reflections from 25 Years of Service.

band.jpgPresentations on Saturday included 25 year perspectives from both the System’s healthcare ministry and Sisters involved in the health care of our Sisters.

 Scott McConnaha and Sister Laura Wolf, OSF addressed health reform and its implications.

Sister Mary Kaye Winkler, OSF spoke about changes in St. Rita’s Health Care Center.

Sister Caritas Strodhoff, OSF reviewed the history of the congregation’s own Sisters’ health clinic. frjoel2.jpg

Father Joel Szydlowski, OFM, chaplain at Holy Family Memorial, Manitowoc, WI, presided at the mid-day Eucharist and preached on a reading from the prophet Joel and the importance of mission.

On Sunday, Sister Louise Hembrecht, OSF, Community Director, will direct attention to St. Francis’ role of service. Time for personal prayer, group sharing and a prayer ritual will provide an uplifting conclusion to an amazing journey together.

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