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The Saint Clare Center for Ministry and Leadership

Education and formation for lay Catholics who seek to grow in faith and service

Carrying out the mission of the Gospel requires the committed, faithful effort of all the baptized.

The mission and ministry of the church cannot be left for just a few people to do — we must raise up more and more people who hear the call to be disciples, ministers, and leaders. We are called to help people grow as ministers and as leaders so that they may renew the church and the world.

Shaped by the Franciscan tradition and serving a diverse community, the Saint Clare Center helps students discern their individual callings and prepare for a wide variety of ministries. The Center's many collaborative relationships with and within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee enable the delivery of adult formation to more than 2,000 lay Catholics annually — in two languages — through a variety of programs.

faith formation

Ministry Formation Programs

Non-degree programs for ministry formation including - Saturday Institute for Lay Ministry and Leadership Pilgrimage

school kids

Catholic School Programs

Supporting the faith formation of 2,400 Catholic school educators through Sustaining the Mission and Faith Formation Team Training

online retreats

The Upper Zoom

Online mini-retreats that will help you reflect on your faith, refocus your vision, and renew your energy to serve others.

Embrace, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2019 by Tim Abler

September 22, 2020

Visual Arts professor Tim Abler honored in Wisconsin Photography 2020 competition

September 21, 2020

Student writing his own story at Stritch

Drive-Thru College Fair at Cardinal Stritch University

September 16, 2020

Stritch to host first-ever Drive-Thru College Fair Saturday, Oct. 3

Twelfth Night at Cardinal Stritch University

Twelfth Night

October 01, 2020

Campus

4:30 PM

Twelfth Night at Cardinal Stritch University

Twelfth Night

October 02, 2020

Campus

4:30 PM

Drive-Thru College Fair at Cardinal Stritch University

Drive-Thru College Fair

October 03, 2020

Campus

10:00 AM

Additional Saint Clare Center Projects

Funded by grants from the Lilly Endowment.

Parish

The Collaborative Parish Leadership Project

The Collaborative Parish Leadership Project contributes to effective leadership for Catholic parishes by focusing on Parish Directors or Parish Life Coordinators and the priests with whom they collaborate. The project includes a national study and a fellows program.

San Damiano Encounter participant

The San Damiano Encounter

A faith-based leadership program for high school students. The program runs for one week in the summer, and invites participants to reflect on how their faith can make a difference in the world.