GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. St. Clare of Assisi Region
815 South Westhaven Drive, Suite 100
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Email: See website
History: Mother Frances Streitel founded the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi) in Italy, 1883-1885. Its sisters have self-identified with the post-nominal initials, “S.S.M.” and made their first U.S. foundations in Kansas and Wisconsin, 1890.
Sister Margaret Troy, S.S.M., served as director of the Siggenauk Center (Menominee, Ojibwa, Winnebago [Ho Chunk], and others), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1980-1988 (closed), and continued her Native American ministry on the Forest County Reservation (Potawatomi), Crandon, Wisconsin, and Congregation of the Great Spirit (e.g. Winnebago [Ho Chunk], Menominee, Ojibwa), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown.
Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.