Cameroon Common Venture
The year 1998 welcomed the initiation of a Common Venture among four Franciscan congregations: Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wis.; Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Milwaukee, Wis.; Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, Meriden, Conn.; and the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis, Cameroon, West Africa.
The U.S. congregations assist the Tertiary Sisters in becoming African Franciscan women in the 21st century. The partnership has resulted in varied sharing and growth opportunities for all of the congregations.
- The Tertiary Sisters have experienced community life with the U.S. congregations as they engage in professional study in the U.S.
- U.S. sisters have helped the Tertiary Sisters develop processes for continuing their spiritual, communal, and professional development.
- Short-term cross-cultural mission experiences have opened the opportunity for members of the U.S. communities to personally discover the challenges of life in another culture.
As we allow the spirit to lead this process, additional networking opportunities continue to emerge.
Common Dream Campaign
The Cameroon Education Fund assists Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis who are seeking a bachelor or graduate degree. Strengthening this endowment will help ensure recipients continue to be selected annually.
The Common Dream campaign creates education opportunities for the Tertiary Sisters, our partners in ministry. Steeped in Franciscan tradition and focused on what is ours to do today, the Franciscan Common Venture's education efforts are developing leaders in such areas as pharmaceutical sciences, obstetrics and information technology.
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