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AS207 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Holy Cross, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Podcast Recorded: May 9, 2018

AS207 Ask Sister podcast recorded live with the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Holy Cross, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. See the Motherhouse Road Trip page for photos, travel journal and more!  

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Show Notes

150th anniversary of Franciscans in Green Bay: the founding of the congregation

What does it mean to be a diocesan vs. pontifical community

OSF history of ministry on behalf of immigrants

Unique calling from God: Sister Mary’s and Sister Laura’s vocation stories

Saying “yes” to God over a lifetime

How the sisters go into the world to tell the Good News of Jesus Christ

Rebuilding the Motherhouse for sustainability

Daily prayer life of the sisters

Depending on God in a society that values independence

Listener question: If you feel like God is calling you, should you trust the feeling?

Listener question: I’m writing a story about a young woman who’s becoming a nun. Based on the sisters you know, what characteristics should she have?

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About our Guest


L: Sister Laura Zelten is the Catholic Campus Minister at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a ministry of the Diocese of Green Bay, and is a certified Spiritual Director. Previously, she spent time in Muelle de los Bueyes, Nicaragua, where for nine years she helped form youth groups, rural schools and pastoral teams. 

R: Sister Mary Kabat has been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross for nearly 45 years. Ministry highlights include 25 years of teaching in Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Green Bay, serving as a principal and associate principal for nine of those years.


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