With our whole being may we give witness to the
goodness that is all around us.
Gospel Living
Unity in Diversity
Sister Lucille welcomes Anna
Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Lucille Winnike, a 2023 jubilarian celebrating her 75th year of religious life, shares with us a "warm welcome" to Anna Taylor, who recently began candidacy to the congregation. Learn more about Anna, who says "Whether there are 158 members or 12, that common purpose of sharing life in the quest for God remains," at fspa.org, where you'll also find the FSPA jubilarians we celebrate this year.
FSPA in the News
Photo by Jerome Friar
In his U.S. Catholic article, "Despite centuries of injustice, the church is worth fighting for," youth minister and author Ansel Augustine paraphrases Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Thea Bowman in her 1989 address to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: "... look at Black Catholics as a gift to be treasured, not a as a burden to be dealt with." Read more of Ansel's reflection of peace and justice at uscatholic.org.
Messy Jesus Business Podcast
"The act of listening is a very powerful one," shares Liam Callanan in the latest Messy Jesus Business Podcast, "Listening and Welcoming." In his conversation with podcast host Sister Julia Walsh, the renowned author of "The Cloud Atlas" and "Paris by the Book" speaks to the potency of listening and welcoming others, specifically during mass in the Catholic Church, and how his identity as a Catholic writer provides opportunity for connection and community building. Subscribe to the podcast and get more messy Jesus business, including the blog, at messyjesusbusiness.com.
In Loving Memory
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Lydia Wendl and Dorothy Ann Kundinger have gone to eternal rest with God, and we celebrate their lives, ministries and love for all. See the full obituaries of Sisters Dorothy Ann and Lydia at fspa.org.
Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Marguerite Bruening, pictured second from left, recently enjoyed her 98th birthday celebration with Sisters Cormarie Wernimont, Rita Heires, Charlene Smith, Louise Marie Guralski and many others at St. Rose Convent. Happy Birthday, Sister Marguerite!
Submit online or text your
request to 601-308-1849.
Donate now or learn about our Faithful Friends monthly
giving program.