In the recent days Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity received guests from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Middle school girls arrived first at the Franciscan Music Center of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
After the college tour and the opportunity to meet a former student from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School now attending Silver Lake, the group met Postulant Hilda and Sister Julie Ann Sheahan at the art entrance. We walked a short trek to Holy Family Convent, our Motherhouse.
After arriving at the front door we climbed the stairs to the second floor to St. Al’s, short for St. Aloysius, the place where our postulants live as they take the first step in becoming a Sister. (Our convent tends to call some rooms by saint names.) In this setting, Postulant Hilda introduced herself and shared what happens in a normal day for her.
After yielding questions, Hilda led the way to St. Mary’s Chapel where we all participated in a later morning Mass with more of our Sisters. The group joined the Community for the noon meal after touring more of the Motherhouse before and after eating. Novices finished the visit by spending time outside with the girls before the bus arrived to take them back to Sheboygan.