Consecrated Life

Retirement Fund for Religious

Please give to those who have given a lifetime. 

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.

  • 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 »
  • Sister Mercedes GeibSister Mercedes Geib
    Sister Mercedes Geib, a Sister of St. Agnes, is commemorating 80 years. She taught in many schools, including at St. Joseph School in Marshfield. She reflects, “I have had twists and turns along the journey and God was with me through it all.” Published in the September/October 2021 Issue of… Read more »
  • Congratulations – FSPA 2021 JubilariansCongratulations – FSPA 2021 Jubilarians
    75 YEARS Sister Pauline Wittry (Danielle) was born in Coon Rapids, Iowa. For 22 years, she ministered in dietetics at St. Mary’s Hospital, Sparta, and St. Francis Hospital, La Crosse. She then served as a practitioner of counseling psychology and clinical pastoral education supervisor in Illinois and La Crosse, earned… Read more »
  • Sister celebrates 60th jubileeSister celebrates 60th jubilee
    Sister Bernadine Lepak, formerly of Stevens Point, will be celebrating her 60th jubilee with the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis (SSJ-TOSF) this year. Sister Bernadine entered the community on Aug. 31, 1958, from her home parish of St. Stanislaus in Stevens Point. She graduated… Read more »
  • 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 »

Contact Information

Office for Consecrated Life
Phone: 608.791.2690

Sister M. Donna Krzmarzick, Director