Community News

Community News


Congratulations to Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF as the Wheaton Franciscan Honoree at the 2014 Annual Franciscan Federation Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

Sr. Georgene L. Wilson was selected as the Wheaton Franciscan as someone who is open to change and has exhibited the following criteria:

Creates a sense of hospitality/inclusivity.

Works toward widening our circles of compassion to include those persons who are often overlooked or excluded.

Lives out of a deliberate contemplative awareness that embraces all creation.

The following has been put on the Federation website:

Sr. Georgene Wilson has been a Franciscan woman religious for 57 years. Teaching and spiritual companioning have flowed throughout her life as ministry. The poor and marginalized have held special places in her heart. Georgene’s participation in the Parliament of the World Religious Conference is one of the ways her sense of inclusivity has been manifested. Her home and heart are always open to guests for spiritual enrichment and hospitality. Wisdom Webbings Anchorhold Ministries is the means through which Georgene is a Franciscan presence through contemplative living, her poetry and painting, and her love of beauty.



Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerard Manley Hopkins




June 28th is the birthdate of Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet, Jesuit priest and author of "The Wreck of the Deutschland."  For a short audio retreat utilizing some of Hopkins works, along with more information, please visit this link.


Sr. Mary Lou Wirtz
New Directions and New Relationships for Religious Life

Sr. Mary Lou Wirtz's Christian Culture lecture entitled "New Directions and New Relationships for Religious Life" premiered on the SALT and LIGHT television network Sunday evening, March 2, 2014.

Salt and Light television link here.

Direct link to lecture here.