Consecrated Life

Seraphic Adorers of the Child Jesus

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

Consecrated Virginity Living in the World

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

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 for Consecrated Life supports 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.

  • Following God’s PlanFollowing God’s Plan
    Sister Anna Cecilia Kuhn learned what she wanted and what God wanted were two different things Sister Anna Cecilia Kuhn, a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia in Nashville, Tenn., can recall feeling an initial pull toward religious life at a very young age. “I have a very distinct memory of… Read more »
  • Congratulations Sister Carolyn Wildrick, OPCongratulations Sister Carolyn Wildrick, OP
    60 Years Sister Carolyn’s ministry has been teaching and chaplaincy. She taught at St. Anne School in Wausau, 1970-1975. Starting in 1993, she taught at St. Patrick and Immaculate Conception schools, both in Eau Claire. She continued her service as chaplain resident at Luther Hospital (now Mayo Clinic Health System),… Read more »
  • 70 Years – Sister Mary Evelyn Lamb, OSF70 Years – Sister Mary Evelyn Lamb, OSF
    Sister Mary Evelyn ministered primarily in the healthcare field.   A native of Aud, Mo., she professed her first vows on June 13, 1952. She served the Diocese of La Crosse from 1984 to 1991 as an interfaith caregiver at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and as a home… Read more »
  • Congratulations FSPA 2022 JUBILARIANSCongratulations FSPA 2022 JUBILARIANS
    75 YEARS Sister Marguerite Bruening (Phyllis), a native of Maple River, Iowa, ministered for 43 years in elementary education in Wisconsin, Iowa and Montana. For seven years she served the community of Durand as a tutor, remedial teacher and parish visitor. Moving to La Crosse in 1998, Sister Marguerite volunteered… Read more »
  • Overcoming Conflict with CharityOvercoming Conflict with Charity
    Sixteenth-century Peru was not a good time or place to be a multiracial child, but that’s the world St. Martin de Porres (Nov. 3) was born into. The son of a Spanish nobleman and a free Black woman, Martin was rejected by his father because he was too dark-skinned and… Read more »

Contact Information

Office for Consecrated Life
Phone: 608.791.2690

Sister M. Donna Krzmarzick, Director