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Unity in Diversity
Franciscan values guide new affiliates
"The value of simple living is at my core."

"I was inspired by everything Franciscan."

"Live fully ... stop doing and just be."

These are just a few words of reflection offered by new affiliates who joined FSPA in 2021 14 in all. They come to the FSPA community as spiritual collaborators joined in sacred relationship, supporting one another to live the Gospel and transform our world.

Want to get inspired by their stories of Franciscan faith and values-based lives? Visit fspa.org/affiliation.
Sisters and affiliates shared a joy-filled celebration of the FSPA 2021 Affiliation Spring Gathering via Zoom, welcoming the eight new affiliates making their commitments.
Meg Paulino, Rochelle Nicks, Julianne Klesl, Ginny Loan-DeFrieze, Kim Seward, Patricia Rodriguez (who made her commitment at the spring gathering in April) and Priamo Paulino had the pleasure of celebrating in-person on Sept. 24 at Mary of the Angels Chapel, St. Rose Convent, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Sister Laura rallies for Afghan students, school supplies
"He showed a pencil — just a little pencil, he'd been using it so much and he said, 'I'm a real American student,'" shares Sister Laura Nettles in a News8000 story about a school supplies drive for the nearly 2,000 Afghan children at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Watch the report below and view the list of items needed here.
St. Peter and the Spirit of Advent
"When we confess the joy found in God," writes Messy Jesus Business guest blogger Greg Little, "we discover our whole selves before God and catch the fire of joyful freedom to be ourselves in Christ."

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