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Giving Story: Larry Tegeler
I have good memories and so much thanks for my exposure to Sister Marita Bos (Gerardine). When I was a sophomore at Marquette High School in Bellevue, Iowa, Sister Gerardine was my teacher for geometry. I was a remedial student and had some learning disability issues that very few people knew anything about at that time.

I had many ninth period (after school) sessions with Sister Gerardine. She got me up to speed in geometry with all of her extra effort. At the time, we thought she was very tough.

Now after more than 60 years, I look back and appreciate the tremendous change Sister Gerardine has made in my life. God has blessed me so much in my life with a good career in data processing. I believe that none of this would have been possible without Sister Gerardine's tough training to bring me along.

Over the last couple of years, I have come to realize the impact she has had on my life and I have been praying for her benefit. I met a sister who was a friend of Sister Gerardine when I lived in Texas. Her friend told me that she had died of pancreatic cancer. I've been led to believe that it is one of the toughest and most painful cancers. God Bless her.

I am so thankful for her work on my behalf.God bless you, Sister Gerardine.
Larry and donors like you are sharing their inspiration for investing in FSPA ministries — their stories of giving to support our brothers and sisters across the globe. What's your giving story? We invite you to share yours and make a donation today. With your permission, we will share your stories on our website and social channels to inspire others with your Franciscan goodness!
Honoring Sister Thea Bowman
As documented by Global Sisters Report, Thea Bowman, "a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who 'lived out her Catholic faith and African American identity through her ministry of evangelization, education and action for justice,'" has recently been honored by Georgetown University and the Jesuit institution's renaming of Copley Hall to The Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman Chapel of St. William.

And The Catholic University of America is also commemorating her legacy with the dedication of Sister Thea Bowman Drive on the institution's campus. Click on the image above to watch highlights of a recent celebration.
In the News
Image reprinted with permission of La Crosse Tribune
"Luckily, our partners at the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration ... immediately asked, 'What can we do to help?'" says Couleecap, Inc. Executive Director Hetti Brown in a La Crosse Tribune report announcing a collaboration to invest in the creation and maintenance of affordable housing in the La Crosse, Wisconsin community. To learn more about the movement to mitigate housing inequity, read the article at lacrossetribune.com.
Messy Jesus Business Reaches
Podcast Milestone
"MJB Podcast Celebrates 50 Episodes" has hit the airwaves! The latest edition of the podcast turns the tables with editor and guest host, Charish Badzinski, interviewing Sister Julia Walsh who takes on the role of podcast guest. Listen to get a behind-the-scenes scoop about the conceptualization of Messy Jesus Business, hear from past guests and podcast listeners, learn some of the lessons of the past 49 episodes and discover what it means to say yes to the mess.
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