Heritage Library

Sister Caroline

 

NEW: A new resource booklet on the life and Ministry of Mother Caroline is made available soon. Please find a preview copy here. Copies can be ordered through the Department of Ministry Services

Claiming the Fire Within Retreat 2021

Blessed Theresa: Risking in Faith — Claiming the Fire Within Retreat 2021 
Presented by Sister Joan Penzenstadler, SSND [40:03 min]

Blessed Theresa: Risking in Faith - Reflection Handout 

Mother Caroline: The Work of Unity — Claiming the Fire Within Retreat 2021
Presented by Suzy Blackburn [50:56 min]

Mother Caroline: The Work of Unity - Reflection Handout

The Spirit (Fire) of Love Gives Everything — Claiming the Fire Within Retreat 2021
Presented by Sister Charmaine Krohe, SSND [37:34 min]

The Spirit (Fire) of Love Gives Everything - Reflection Handout

October 2020 Ministry Formation Session 1

Life and Leadership of Blessed Theresa   -  October 2020 Ministry Formation Session 1, Part 1 Presented by Sister Therese Marie Dougherty, SSND [55:40 min]

Letters of Mary Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger

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Mother Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger
Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger

 

 

SSND Educational Vision

In this three-part video series, Sister Miriam Jansen, SSND, details the evolution of the SSND educational vision over three centuries. Part 1 - 19th century (31 minutes); Part 2 - 20th century (15 minutes); Part 3 - 21st century (19 minutes).

 

  

 

St. Augustine (354-430) and Apostolic Religious Life.

In this two-part video S. Kay O’Connell, SSND shares about St. Augustine (354-430) and Apostolic Religious Life. In part I she highlights Augustine’s search for God. In part II she looks at his leadership as Bishop of Hippo and ongoing search for God. Augustine laid the foundation for people living in community being of one mind and one heart in God, a characteristic that is essential to the SSND charism.

  

Blessed Alix LeClerc (1576-1622) and St. Peter Fourier (1565-1640),

In the recording below S. Kay O’Connell, SSND shares on Blessed Alix LeClerc (1576-1622) and St. Peter Fourier (1565-1640), founders of the Congregation of the Canonesses of St. Augustine. They gave new direction to religious life, whereby ministry became integral to faith community, another intrinsic element of SSND life and mission.


Mother Caroline Friess
Mother Caroline Friess

Read about the Travels and Trials of Mother Caroline Friess 

By Michele Levandoski, Archivist

On November 7, 1853, Mother Caroline Friess, accompanied by two sisters, left the Milwaukee motherhouse to open a new mission in New York City, but the trip did not go as planned. Mother Caroline wrote, “We were ready with our baggage standing before the ship when we noticed that we were a few minutes late due to a slow cab, and before our eyes, the ship pulled away from the land…We had to return home. The next day brought a new hindrance. Because of stormy weather, no ship left harbor.” 

This video tells the story of Blessed Mother Theresa in Portuguese