Fond du Lac, WI – On March 5, 2020, the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) will host the 16th annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast, celebrating and honoring women leaders whose work and life choices have positively influenced both local and global communities.
This year, CSA welcomes Ms. Katie Gordon as a speaker and facilitator. Gordon’s interactive remarks will include how Foundresses can serve an inspiration and model of sustainable activism for both ends of the “Nuns and Nones” spectrum. As one of the national organizers with Nuns and Nones, Gordon has facilitated many conversations between spiritually diverse millennials and women religious where they discover they are key partners working to create a more just, equitable, and loving world. Foundresses of religious orders throughout the world, such as Mother Agnes Hazotte, have had major impacts on societal structures which serve as the foundation for the continued work of women religious.
Immediately following the breakfast, Gordon will facilitate a “Nuns and Nones” gathering between 10 sisters and 10 “nones.” This gathering is first of its kind in Fond du Lac. There is no cost to participate; however advance registration is required to participate based on the limited space.
All proceeds from the Women’s Leadership Breakfast Funds go to support Marian University’s Working Families Grant, a collaborative effort to empower economically disadvantaged families through education. This proactive program, co-sponsored by CSA and an anonymous donor, provides families with tuition assistance and stipends for food, rent, and childcare.