Sister Karen Kappell's Story & Gallery

Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Karen Kappell

Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Karen Kappell was born in 1942 in Appleton and grew up in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Superior where her concentration of study was in ceramic-sculpture. In 1996 Sister Karen began ministering at Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, with program offerings that provided integration of spirituality and art. From 2014 to 2022, she served on the FSPA leadership team as a mission councilor. She has spent a significant amount of time living and teaching in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, relishing in the solitude and quiet that it offers. To this day, she holds workshops and programs at Marywood and continues to find a rich source of artistic inspiration there. Her artistic talents have touched and influenced the lives of many. 

We invite you to experience Sister Karen's ministerial story and visual art gallery of work.

Click/tap on the images below to view an enlarged version of her work.

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