With our whole being may we give witness to the
goodness that is all around us.

Gospel Living
Unity in Diversity

Please note: The previous issue of Perspectives Update was published erroneously with an image taken during a different welcome event. Please see "FSPA in the News" below for the photo that was meant to be featured. Our apologies for the confusion!

Gratitude for FSPA, religious life

Diocese of La Crosse Bishop William P. Callahan, center, celebrated FSPA Diamond Jubilarians Loretta Penchi, Mildred Tigges, Laverne Wilichowski, Florence, Griesmer, Lucille Winnike, Helen Deppe, Karen Kappell, Bernadette Nehl and Ronalda Hophan at St. Rose Convent on May 3.
"A vocation to religious life is a gift," shares Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Bernadette Nehl, who we honor on her 70th jubilee. Please join us in celebrating Sister Bernadette and all of FSPA's 2023 jubilarians who together have given 740 years of joyful prayer, witness and service: Watch "Gift of Gratitude," and visit fspa.org to read their reflections.

FSPA in the News

Sister Abisola Clare Adelakun is welcomed to the FSPA community in March 2023.

"When you call or need the attention of FSPA, she abandons whatever she is doing and responds immediately to your own exigency or necessity," says Sister Abisola Clare Adelakun, who now walks a new path of religious life with us. Read more about Sister Abisola Clare's assuredness of "the presence of Eucharistic Jesus in perpetual adoration and qualitative friendship of this religious community" in Global Sisters Report.

Messy Jesus Business Podcast

"Prayer has to push you to do something outside yourself," says Kristina Ortega in her Messy Jesus Business Podcast conversation with Sister Julia Walsh. For more on their discussion, that included the value and necessity of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs in Catholic education, listen to Episode 63, "Inclusion and Catholic Education." To subscribe to the podcast and get more messy Jesus business, including the blog, go to messyjesusbusiness.com.

FSPA Moments in Time

We are celebrating Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Mildred Tigges for her 70 years of religious life that included serving as a junior high school teacher in Guam. She was there when Typhoon Karen changed the landscape of her ministry. "I learned that you don't run away from a challenge; we were in this together," she recalls in the Spring 2014 Perspectives magazine story "Serving as Franciscans: taking bold risks yesterday, today and tomorrow" (scroll down to page 10).
Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Maryam Gossling recently shared a small gallery of her work — her ministry of art, beauty and joy that has included iconography, celtic designs, indigenous art and printmaking — at St. Rose Convent.
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