With our whole being may we give witness to the
goodness that is all around us.
Gospel Living
Unity in Diversity
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, all are welcome to events and celebrations happening on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022: a blessing of animals (plus tours, music and games) at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center from 1 to 5 p.m. in Hiawatha, Iowa, and a pet blessing at Villa St. Joseph from 1:30 to 2 p.m. in La Crosse, Wisconsin. These events are free and open to the public. Can't attend but want to participate? Visit fspa.org where you can purchase pet supplies for donation to the Coulee Region Humane Society.
FSPA In The News
Sister Julia Walsh joins Catholic.sg Radio's "The Faith Perspective" podcast host André Ahchak for the conversation "Confident Identities, Connected Communities" in Singapore. Photo courtesy of Catholic.sg Radio
While in Singapore for the International Conference on Cohesive Societies, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Julia Walsh was a guest on Catholic.sg Radio's "The Faith Perspective" podcast episode "Confident Identities, Connected Communities." As she shares her story of growing up in a small farming community in Iowa, from where she made her way to consecrated life with FSPA, podcast host André Ahchak replies, "I think the spirituality of St. Francis grew in you very easily." Listen to the interview at radio.catholic.sg.
Wanderings and Wonderings:
"New ministry in Yaguarú"
Photo courtesy of Sister Meg Earsley
In her latest blog entry for "Wanderings and Wonderings," Sister Meg Earsley gives us a sneak peak into her new ministry serving the people of Yaguarú in Bolivia. "What we are doing isn't quick getting to know people never is ... and it isn't always easy to hear of the hard times, especially when someone is still in them." Read more about her experience in "New Ministry in Yaguarú," and click the "subscribe" button at the bottom of the page to follow her ministerial experiences.
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