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Sr. Demetria Ziegler

Sr. Demetria came to the U.S. from Germany at age 11 and entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1929 at the age of 14. In 1944, she began her 46-year tenure at St. Coletta of Wisconsin, where she handled a variety of tasks including supervising food storage and making sausage to helping at the guest house and with residents.



 The Sisters of St Francis of Assisi have spent their lives in service to others. You can be a part of our Sisters’ mission to “Go, Rebuild my Church.” Please consider making a financial contribution…. Or help us through one of the planned giving opportunities…..

They are committed to fulfilling Christ’s request of St. Francis, “Go, rebuild my Church” by living the Gospel message. They do so with a heart full of love and compassion and in whatever ways they can, through mission and ministry work, loving volunteer activities and prayer.

Thank you for all that you do …..And please remember the Sisters in your prayers each day as they do for all our friends and benefactors…..


 New St. Francis Medal Available

For donors who contribute $25 or more, the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi have introduced a newly designed 'St. Francis of Assisi, Protector Of Animals' medal, which is available upon request.

When requesting a medal, donors are also reminded to include the name they like engraved on the back, free of charge.

The medal is shipped with a jump ring attached so that it can be attached to a neck chain, key ring, pet collar and the like.

To donate online, click on "giving" in the left panel on this website page, and then select "donate online." For contributions of $25 or more, please request the medal, if desired, and provide the name to engrave in the comments section of the donation page.

Those who contribute via mail should be sure to include a note requesting the medal and the name to be engraved.

The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi thank everyone for their support.