Sisters and Associates Show Support for Immigrants

Sisters and Associates Show Support for Immigrants

On Monday, June 10, Sisters Nancy Miller and Rita Goedken, and Franciscan Associates Bill Hickson, Rose Quirk, and Gary and Nancy Guthrie traveled to Des Moines for a rally and preliminary hearing regarding a recently passed anti-immigration Iowa law. SF2340 would...
DBQ Franciscans Hosted Two Summer Camps for Girls

DBQ Franciscans Hosted Two Summer Camps for Girls

Tis the season for summer camps at MSFC!  Over a period of seven days, 5 young women and 3 college mentors attended “Surfin’ the C’s” overnight leadership camp on June 7-8; and 19 girls and 5 high school counselors attended BFF (Best Franciscan Friends) Day Camp June...
Sister Mary Jane Koenigs Receives Award at BCU

Sister Mary Jane Koenigs Receives Award at BCU

Sister Mary Jane Koenigs was honored with the Clare Diversity Award at Briar Cliff University (BCU) at a ceremony May 10. The Clare Diversity Award, “is given to an employee who has demonstrated, through positive interactions with others, respect, and value for...
Water-Wise Earth Month Calendar Offered for April

Water-Wise Earth Month Calendar Offered for April

As Earth Month approaches, the Midwest Franciscan Justice Promoters proudly announce the release of their special calendar for April 2024, titled “Flowing Forward: A Water-Wise Earth Month Calendar.” Developed by Catholic sisters from six congregations spanning...
Sister Michaela Galles, OSF

Sister Michaela Galles, OSF

Sister Michaela (Mary Ann) Galles, OSF, died Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the age of 88. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Clare House Chapel, Mount St. Francis Center at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2024. Masks are optional. Guests unable to attend may...
Sister Margaret Burkle

Sister Margaret Burkle

Sister Marge Burkle was born in Dyersville, Iowa, the second daughter of Charles and Luetta (Tauke) Burkle.   She has eight sisters and one brother.  Her education began at Xavier Grade School and High School.  Sister received a bachelor’s degree from Briar Cliff...