Holy Family Convent
Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
Manitowoc, WI

Home to all of our sisters, residence of our General Administration, of postulants, novices, directresses, retired sisters, and many sisters involved in community apostolates, such as services in our business offices, St. Rita’s Health Care for our elderly and infirmed sisters, dentistry,  clinic, vocation office, archives, etc. Franciscan Sisters who reside at the Motherhouse also serve in various city outreaches to the poor and homeless, teaching religious education, teaching at the Conservatory of Music, working with youth and young adults, providing hospitality to priests, serving at Our Lady of Good Help Shrine, welcoming family members and visitors, hosting Camp Franciscan for young women, directing vocation retreats, hosting meetings, teaching classes, etc. It is a place of prayer, retreats, and gatherings of the entire community.

Click here to see photos of our Motherhouse in the summer time.

If you feel a slight nudge or interest in being a religious, come to visit us. Give the Lord a chance to lead you toward the goal He has for you. He will make it clear to you.”

-Sister Carol Juckem

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
(Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity)
Manitowoc, WI

Chiara Convent

Manitowoc, WI

Our Sisters serve as professors, instructors, adjuncts, staff, volunteers, and advocates of Catholic higher education, as well as serve at Holy Family Conservatory and the Motherhouse. Our Sisters live on campus in Chiara Convent. Read one Sister’s blog.

St. Francis Convent
Manitowoc, WI

A group of our Franciscan Sisters resides and minister in various aspects of community service, outreach to the Catholic parish in Manitowoc, Holy Family Conservatory and a local nursing care facility.

Holy Family Memorial Medical Center
(Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity)
Manitowoc, WI

Serving as mission director, board members and volunteers at Holy Family Memorial, our Franciscan Sisters offer a ministering presence of Franciscan healing and wholeness to many people.

Holy Family Conservatory of Music
Manitowoc, WI

Utilizing music to bring joy and meaning to life the Sisters give private and group music lessons to children, youth, and adults on instruments including strings, woodwinds, percussion, piano etc. Recitals, concerts, choirs, and special celebrations are part of life for these Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. Read more about Holy Family Conservatory, Manitowoc, WI.

Roncalli Catholic High School
Manitowoc, WI

AP Chemistry and Foundations of Science are two of the subjects taught by Franciscan Sisters.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish
Manitowoc, WI

Ministries of the Franciscan Sisters in the Catholic Parish include pastoral visits to the sick and homebound and serving as catechists in religious education programs.

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc.
Manitowoc, WI

The Offices of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc. are located here in Manitowoc with our Franciscan Sisters serving the Catholic System in roles of Special Assistant to the President, Board Chair, and Board Members.

Immaculate Conception Parish-St Mary/St Michael School
Clarks Mills/Whitelaw, WI

A Franciscan Sister serves as a pastoral visitor to the elderly and the infirmed. One of our Sisters is the music teacher in the Catholic School.

Consortium Schools

A Franciscan Sister serves as a music teacher to Catholic Schools in Chilton, Kiel and Clarks Mills/Whitelaw.

St. Gregory School

St. Nazianz, WI

One Franciscan Sister provides music eduation and another tutors students in need.

Holy Family Catholic School

St. Agnes Parish

St. Thomas More Catholic School

Diocese of Green Bay
Green Bay, WI

Education is key to Christian formation. Franciscan Sisters serve in area Catholic Schools. They live in Community at St. Agnes Convent with another Sister who serves in a local parish in pastoral work as well as other Sisters who serve the Diocese of Green Bay in the Department of Education.

St. Paul Elder Services
Kaukauna, WI

(Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity)

Healing and wholeness are the concentration of the Franciscan Sisters reaching out to the community as a director of mission and spiritual care; and as sponsored presence. Our Sisters live at St. Paul Convent within walking distance of St. Paul Elder Services.

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
Newton, WI

Responding to the needs of the diocese, requested by the bishop, a Franciscan Sister ministers here as a parish director.  Another comes in from Holy Family Convent to assist with clerical projects.

St. Mary Parish
Omro, WI

St. Mary Parish
Winneconne, WI

Ministering in rural WI has always been in the heart of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, so when the Bishop requested one of our Sisters to serve as the parish director for both of these parishes the Sister with the Community responded.

Outreach to Young Adults

The Franciscan Sisters Vocation Team, in an effort to build relationships with young adults, responds to various requests for conversations with religious, as well as being present for times of prayer. These experiences include Encounter Milwaukee, Cor Jesu at St. Robert’s in Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Wednesday Late Night Mass and Busy Students Retreat, Discernment of Spirits Retreats at University of Eau Claire or with Contemplative Nuns in Iron Mountain, MI and Prairie du Sac, WI.