Consecrated Life

The Office for Consecrated Life assists the Bishop in his ministry to the consecrated men and women who live and serve in the Diocese of La Crosse. The office supports these consecrated persons and their respective communities in fulfilling their unique charism and apostolic works by:

  • Promoting the vocation to consecrated life in collaboration with  Mater Redemptoris House of Formation and the Diocesan Office for Vocations
  • Assisting institutes of consecrated life, societies of apostolic life, or individual consecrated persons interested in living and serving in the Diocese
  • Mediating consultation on canonical matters concerning persons who follow or are seeking to follow the vocation of consecrated life
  • Maintaining a census of consecrated persons living and serving in the Diocese
  • Coordinating and promoting the annual Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal, as well as performing other administrative services

Catholic Life Articles and Reflections —

  • Finding The Good Way

    “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. — Jeremiah 6:16 Several weeks ago, my oldest son was confirmed into the Church. It was a very proud moment for me, yet, at the same […]

  • Decisive moments – Following the call of the Holy Spirit

    St. Joseph Parish in Stevens Point We are all faced with decisive moments in our lives and events that have affected our journey of faith. Patrick Wenzl, an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Stevens Point, leads the Men of St. Joseph Parish Prayer Breakfast, which he believes was a decisive moment presented to […]

  • Discerning Faith A Spencer teen shares her journey as she explores Consecrated Life

    Name: Faith Becker Age: 19 Where are you from? Spencer What was your family life like growing up? I grew up on a small family dairy farm surrounded by my five siblings. I am the third oldest of six children. I was raised in a Catholic home and was always supported to follow Christ. When […]