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The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother

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Especially the poor

Revealing the Love of God for All

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Inspiring Faith Through TEACHING

A deep respect and loving concern for all of creation

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Sharing Hope Through HEALING

For more than 125 years

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Living Simply, Giving Generously

Living simply, giving generously

Helping those in need

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things


The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother participate in the mission of Jesus to bring fuller life to others by revealing the love of God for all, especially the poor.

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We are skilled teachers, compassionate caregivers, attentive counselors, caring friends and gentle companions to those in need.

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Inspired by St. Francis, St. Clare and our Foundress, Mother Frances Streitel, we live simply, give generously, and have a deep respect and loving concern for all of creation.

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Are you being called to help create a better future for the poor? Do you feel that you may be called to a life of loving service for others, dedicated solely to the Lord?

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Associates are men and women of deep faith who respond to their Baptismal Call to nurture and deepen their spiritual life, embracing the values and ministries of the Sisters.

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Next Event

2015 13 Mar

Come & See Program

For single women ages 18-45 exploring the possibility of a religious vocation Held at

815 S. Westhaven Dr, Oshkosh, WI 54904 12:00 am

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