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.

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary

of the Promulgation of the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity

50th Anniversary of the Rite of Consecration

Be wise make ready your lamps. Behold the Bridegroom comes go out to meet him. 

The office supports these consecrated persons and their respective communities in fulfilling their unique charism and apostolic works by:

  • Assisting institutes of consecrated life or individual consecrated persons interested in living and serving in the Diocese
  • Promoting the vocation to consecrated life in collaboration with the Diocesan Office for Vocations
  • 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 Magazine

Here are a few Catholic Life articles. To read the full article, click on the blue colored title.

  • Meet Sister Catarina who benefits from the Retirement Fund for Religious.Meet Sister Catarina who benefits from the Retirement Fund for Religious.
    Sister Catarina Santa Cruz, SSCJ, 87 “Life is a gift,” says Sister Catarina Santa Cruz, a member of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in San Antonio, Texas. “Take it. Embrace it. And live it in hope.” Born on a ranch in Mexico in 1933, Sister Catarina and… Read more »
  • Vocations – Being one of the numerous stars in the skyVocations – Being one of the numerous stars in the sky
    There is a part of the prayer for vocations that states: “Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require.” My life has received an abundance of these graces—as numerous… Read more »
  • Two School Sisters of St. Francis Serving the Diocese of La Crosse Celebrate JubileesTwo School Sisters of St. Francis Serving the Diocese of La Crosse Celebrate Jubilees
    Sister Mary Rose Menting (75 Years) was born in Phlox, Wis., and received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in religious studies from Mundelein College in Chicago. In the Diocese of La Crosse, Sister Mary Rose served as… Read more »
  • Congratulations FSPA Jubilarians
    75 years Sister Rita Marie Bechel, a native of Plum City, ministered as a teacher in Wisconsin and Iowa from 1945 to 1982. In La Crosse, Sister Rita Marie served for one year at St. Rose Convent in dietary service and at the Villa as receptionist, sacristan and organist until… Read more »
  • Sister Lucentia Klonecki Celebrates Her 85th JubileeSister Lucentia Klonecki Celebrates Her 85th Jubilee
    Sister Lucentia Klonecki, SSJ-TOSF, 101, this spring celebrated her 85th jubilee Sister Lucentia, formerly Veronica Klonecki of Arcadia, entered the SSJ-TOSF community in 1933 at age 16 after hearing God’s call. She was invested in 1935 and began her career in education. “I dedicated my life to being a good… Read more »

Contact Information

Office for Consecrated Life
Phone: 608.791.2690

Sister M. Donna Krzmarzick, Director