Franciscan sister offers virtual leadership series at spirituality center in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Sister Karen Lueck, former president of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and now an author, will present a four-week series on goodness and leadership as part of the Franciscan Spirituality Center’s fall virtual programming.



“Cheering for the Good: Leading When it Matters” will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, through Zoom videoconferencing. The content is based on Lueck’s forthcoming book of the same title.

“In this time of chaos, pandemic and violence, many people feel helpless and afraid. They want to make things better, but they don’t know how,” Lueck said. “So, too often, they look to others to do something. But what is really needed is for all of us to trust our own goodness and leadership potential. Each of us is called to step up and influence the world toward the common good, one act at a time.”

During the series, participants will reflect on and discuss what makes a good leader, remind themselves that they have much to offer, decide who they want to be as people in the future and cheer for the good wherever they find it to bring about this desired future for themselves and the planet.

For more than 40 years, Lueck has served as a teacher, principal, pastoral counselor, spiritual direction supervisor and leader in her congregation. She also serves on the board of directors for the FSC.

Cost is $50 for the entire four-week series. Register by Sept. 25 at the FSC website or (608) 791-5295.