Press Releases

Good news for one another: The legacy of Sr. Thea Bowman

Sr. Thea Bowman

The late Sr. Thea Bowman, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration from Canton, Miss., was nationally known for her work to advance the life of her fellow black Catholics in the church. She was 52 when she died of bone cancer on March 30, 1990, but her legacy as an educator, evangelist and gospel singer lives on.

FAN invites you to read about Sr. Thea in this article written by Tom Roberts for the Global Sisters Report, a Project of the National Catholic Reporter.

Earth Corps Director, Rhett Engelking Interviewed in St. Anthony's Messenger

The October issue of the Catholic magazine, St. Anthony's Messenger interviews our own Rhett Engelking about the Franciscan Earth Corps. The article was an overview of the program, the philosophy behind it and what it hopes to accomplish.

We invite you read the article in it's entirety by clicking the attachment link below.

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