Celebrating artistry: Sister Antona Schedlo - Artist of the month

06/29/2024 3:53 pm

Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Antona Schedlo artist of the month - patience in progress - ukranian egg

In tribute to 175 years of prayer, witness and service, FSPA proudly presents Sister Antona Schedlo as Artist of the Month. Sister Antona, born in 1936, grew up in Halder, Wisconsin. Sister Antona spent a large portion of her life doing mission work in El Salvador. For 31 years, she served as a religious leader, community advocate, youth leader and FSPA coordinator as an international presence. She first went to serve in El Salvador in 1981 and lived there until the killings of Monsignor Oscar Romero and other Catholic priests and sisters that followed the country’s eruption into civil war. Sister Antona served a Hispanic community in Oregon for six years before — despite the ongoing war — returning to El Salvador. In 1988 she began working for Christians for Peace, assigned to serve inside the war zone in a camp of 3,000 refugees. In 2010 she settled in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and began working at Centro Latino, an organization that aims to support Spanish-speaking immigrants adjust to their new lives in the area. In her free time, she has taken on a number of creative hobbies that include painting watercolors and Ukrainian eggs. Sister Antona also creates cards for loved ones that are currently sold in the St. Rose Convent gift shop.

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Visit fspa.org to explore the stories, interviews and visual galleries of several sisters who create art, beauty and joy in their ministries, and stay tuned: We will share new profiles and galleries throughout 2024.

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