With our whole being may we give witness to the
goodness that is all around us.
Gospel Living
Unity in Diversity
Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Margaret Wenzel was asked to put into words the sensory experiences she has when praying before the Blessed Sacrament in FSPA's Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Rose Convent in La Crosse, Wisconsin. What she shares is an emotion that most certainly flows from God's Divine Love, of pure joy in her heart as she carries out her commitment to be a powerful presence to all around the world through prayer.

On Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, as we honor 144 years of perpetual adoration and ring in the 145th, let us share the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi Before the Blessed Sacrament:

"We adore You, O Lord Jesus Christ, in this Church and all the Churches of the world, and we bless You, because, by Your holy Cross, You have redeemed the world."
FSPA In The News
Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Macaria Murphy with lay staff and students, St. Mary's Catholic Indian Boarding School classroom.
"I understand the impatience, the pain and the rage. ... we still have a lot of learning to do," says Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Eileen McKenzie in the Global Sisters Report article, "US congregations face their complicity in trauma of Native boarding schools." FSPA ministered at St. Mary's, a Native American boarding school in Odanah, Wisconsin, from 1883 to 1969, and is directly and proactively engaging in the work of Truth and Healing as we "strive to enhance dignity and wholeness to those who have suffered for generations." Read the article in its entirety at globalsistersreport.org.
Messy Jesus Business Blog:
"Calm In The Chaos: A Review of 'The Soul's Slow Ripening'"
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"My Irish ancestors knew the pathways to wonder and ripening, and my soul knows the journey from chaos to calm," shares Sister Julia Walsh in her latest Messy Jesus Business blog about her experience of reading the book "Calm In The Chaos: A Soul's Slow Ripening." Written by Christine Valters Paintner, the book "offers prompts for much-needed sacred listening — for discernment — based on Celtic spirituality." Learn more about the book and get Sister Julia's perspective in "Calm In The Chaos: 'The Soul's Slow Ripening.'"
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