Franciscans gather in Wisconsin to celebrate, work for peace

Four congregations of Catholic sisters came together for a peace conference, titled "Together, Creating a Culture of Peace" on Aug. 2 in La Crosse, Wis.

The congregations, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi and the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist celebrated the 160th anniversary of their common founding. The Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis-Cameroon, West Africa, joined these communities in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Franciscan Common Venture. FSPA also celebrated the beginning of 132 years of Perpetual Adoration.

Participants called it one amazing weekend.

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