Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes to engage in ‘Nuns on the Bus’ initiative

July 5, 2016


. – The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) will be participating in the “Nuns on the Bus” initiative.

Two members of CSA, Sister Clare Lawlor and Sister Julie Ann Krahl will be traveling to the Republican Convention with the Nuns on the Bus initiative beginning on July 11 in Madison. The focus of the Nuns on the Bus initiative is to mend the gaps in income and wealth inequality. The sisters will be interviewing individuals along the way and will meet with elected officials at each of the 10 city stops until they arrive in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 19.

In addition, individuals and alumni of Marian University will have an opportunity to sign the bus as a way to show support for the “Mend the Gap” focus. The list of the 10 stops is available at

Sr. Lawlor is a clinical psychologist, and serves as a tenured professor in the psychology department at Lewis University in Chicago. Sr. Lawlor’s area of concern is access to healthcare, including eliminating racial and economic disparities for all. Sr. Krahl earned her doctorate in higher education and will be advocating that no individual or community of color is disenfranchised by federal policy, particularly in regards to the Voting Rights Act.

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Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wis. The institution has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the state, and strives to live its core values as a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice and joined together by spiritual traditions. Marian offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs at its main campus and in facilities throughout Wisconsin.