Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity (SHN)

Introduction to the community

Ours is a mixed life, which means that we combine an apostolic ministry with a contemplative lifestyle. The Rule of the Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity follows the model of the Rule of St Augustine of Hippo. As such, we strive to make the love of God the motive of all our actions. The ‘charisms’, which undergird our life, are Charity, Humility, Prayer, and Missionary Zeal. Our work involves us with children’s ministries such as Sunday School, Summer Camp and Vacation Bible School, as well as ministry to those we meet in everyday life.

Contact details

920 748 1479

Address: W14164 Plante Drive, Ripon, WI 54971, USA

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Mathew Gunter, Bishop of Fond du Lac


Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

Associates are men and women who connect themselves to the prayer life and ministry of the community, and keep a Rule of Life.


Reverend Mother: Sister Abigail SHN
Assumed office 2012


Sister Charis