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Adoration 101: a practical guide

During this pre-recorded webinar, Sister Sarah talks you through adoration then and now, the theology behind it and offers practical tips for everyone. 

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Kindness: Get in the habit

The Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, including FSPA, launched a campaign to encourage people to be kind toward one another. The message – “Kindness: Get in the Habit” – was created to counter the continued divisiveness seen throughout the country. It will be shared on billboards, in movie theater ads, through social media posts and in Catholic school...

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LCWR expresses deep concern over Executive Orders

"The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is deeply disturbed by many of President Trump’s recent executive orders. His misplaced priorities and denigration of the values that form the bedrock of this nation, threaten us all. We are deeply concerned about the administration’s executive orders on immigration and refugee resettlement which serve only to threaten border...

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LCWR, CMSM issue letter to President-Elect Trump

The Presidents of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) representing the elected leaders of more than 55,000 Catholic religious sisters, brothers, and priests sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump reminding him of the gift and responsibility of leadership. LCWR President, Mary Pellegrino, CSJ and CMSM President, Brian...

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Perpetual Adoration featured on Relevant Radio

Listeners of Relevant Radio's Morning Air program learned more about the FSPA sacred tradition of perpetual adoration during the Jan. 11, 2017 show. Sister Sarah Hennessey, FSPA perpetual adoration coordinator, described the silence in the chapel, intentions that are received and how one cancer patient claimed herself a non-believer (in the power of prayer) until it turned out to be...

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Task Force priority: end modern slavery

"When the La Crosse Task Force to Eradicate Modern Slavery was established in 2013, the perception of human trafficking in the area was largely one of denial and indifference. Almost four years later, the data is hard to ignore and the call to action more urgent. 'People didn’t think this was an issue ... the media wasn’t reporting on it,' said Sister Marlene...

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2016 year in review

  The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are grateful for the many blessings we received-and shared-in 2016. Please enjoy our year in review.

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#FillTheBoot: St. Nick's Boot takes over La Crosse

This year, FSPA and the La Crosse Tribune teamed up and gave La Crosse-area non-profits the boot! St. Nick's Boot, that is. St. Nick's Boot traveled to three deserving non-profits in the hope that St. Nick (and the community) would fill it with items on the wish lists! Stop 3: Hunger Task Force, read the La Crosse Tribune's "Fill the Boot: Help Hunger Task Force...

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Sister shares border experience

“sick Pilgrim,” a publication geared in part to “those who are attracted to Catholicism but can’t find their way in,” posted on Nov. 25 the guest column “The Broken Body of Christ at the Border” by Sister Julia Walsh. In the piece she shares part of what she experienced—as she sat with others on a curb, attended Mass in Mexico—at the School...

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La Crosse lauded for homelessness efforts

  Members of the La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness, reports La Crosse Tribune, “are girding to fill another vacuum next year;” scheduled to meet next month “to begin deciding whether to make chronic homelessness a top priority, or, perhaps, families who are homeless.” Sister Karen Neuser and Sandy Brekke are acknowledged among the “seed”...

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8th Day Center for Justice: election statement

Our partners in justice and peace at the 8th Day Center for Justice released a statement on the 2016 election. The statement commits us to memory, responsibility, transformation, love and hope. Our Leadership Conference for Women Religious partners commit to Gospel values in the post-election season: "We promise once again to be the healing hands of God." We stand in solidarity...

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Jacoba's Greenhouse is blessed

Read FSPA's sustainable greenhouse shows everything has its repurpose (La Crosse Tribune) "In one respect, the completion of a “net zero” greenhouse using only rainwater and solar energy hark back to the days when members of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration tilled land on St. Joseph Ridge the order bought in 1895. “I always think about the...

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"So you think you've been called" vocation forum

  How is the Spirit calling you to discipleship? Watch this forum, recorded Oct. 30, hosted by Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann. The panel includes young religious and young Catholics who are discerning their vocation.   Discerning a vocation?  Read FSPA discernment resources Follow Sister Amy's discernment blog at Show me a sign Meet FSPA and hear their...

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Watch: "Franciscan in the streets"

  “Franciscan in the Streets,” a live webinar presented by Sister Sarah Hennessey, perpetual adoration coordinator, aired Nov. 1, 2016. The recording is available below. As your host, Sister Sarah introduces you to three Franciscan women: Rose of Viterbo, Angela of Foligno and Margaret of Cortona. Sister Sarah offers a modern day approach and invites us...

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Teams set goal to end homelessness by Christmas

In September, the “La Crosse Tribune” published an update on the “100-day quest to end vet homelessness.” The article identifies two La Crosse (Wisconsin) Collaborative to End Homelessness teams (design and leadership) comprised of community representatives (“public and private agencies, governmental units, health systems, businesses, public and private schools and...

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Webinar: Heart of Adoration

Sister Sarah Hennessey, perpetual adoration coordinator, presented “Heart of Adoration” live in July. You're invited to enjoy the recording here. About the webinar For Franciscan, Eucharist is a participation in the incredible outpouring of God's Love. In "Heart of Adoration,” Sister Sarah shares how recognizing the multi-faceted presence of God among us...

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