Franciscan Sisters Respond to Vocation Outreach Needs

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

February 24, 2018

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are blessed to receive invitations to share our life with others through vocation visits. Throughout the country this happened recently near Catholic School Week.  Sister Marlene Schwaller, Sister Mary Frances Maher, Sister Kay Klackner and Sister Elizabeth Benvie were generous in responding to  Diocese of Green Bay elementary schools regarding presentations on consecrated life.  Furthermore, in geographical areas around the Motherhouse, Sister Julie Ann Sheahan coordinated dates for visits of children with Franciscan Novices and Postulant Hilda whenever possible.

In January we were on the road to Appleton, Wisconsin, Xavier High School Junior Retreat day at Sacred Heart Parish. Novice Sister Cecilia Joy and Hilda shared about God’s call to them,  entertained questions and distributed a simple bookmark or Pax button bracelet made by the Sisters.

Sister Rosalyn Muraski, serving at St. Thomas More School, Green Bay, WI, invited us to join her for a vocation talk with students. We traveled to the school and met with the girls in their school chapel.

High school students from Columbus Catholic Central High School, Marshfield, WI were our guests for an overnight Motherhouse visit. Students toured our Motherhouse, prayed with us, and had recreation with those in the initial steps of becoming Sisters. Chaplain Father Daniel Sedlacek and teacher Tammy Riegl planned some chapel reflection time for them before they stopped at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family for a tour on the way home.

Article Comments:

Carol Watson 01/14/2021 @ 1:59 pm

I am a former student of Sister Rosalyn Muraski’s when she was a Special Education Instructor for Learning Disabilities certification at Silver Lake College. We have been challenged by our administrator to reach out to a former instructor who influenced us in our profession. Sister Rosalyn was a great inspiration to me as I completed my Learning Disabilities certification. I received a very caring thorough preparation for my vocation in Special Education. I am still a fulltime instructor at Coleman High School . There is not a day that goes by that I do not use a technique or piece of information that she taught. My thanks to her for preparing me very well. While I do not miss the evening trips to and from Manitowoc – I do miss the friendly, caring atmosphere at Silver Lake with the Special Education instructors. I hope this message reaches Sister Rosalyn and would appreciate any response back.


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