This summer I had the opportunity to be a part of Camp Tekakwitha in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Each year Archbishop Naumann chooses a theme for the camp, which thousands of school-aged kids attend for 3-9 days at a time. The theme for this year is “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.” As I sat and gazed upon the crucifix in the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel at Prairie Star Ranch in Williamsburg, I couldn’t help but notice how perfect the theme is for this year. Love is our mission…this is not just a call for some, but for all. This is our mission as Franciscan Sisters of the Martyr St. George, as well. Through our charism, we are called to receive the merciful love of Christ through our prayer and participation in the Sacraments, and then give that love to all we encounter. This is something we strive for daily. I strive to do this in my local convent, in my classroom, with my coworkers, and with anyone else I might meet throughout the day. It ha
The Franciscan Way of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George is the road that St. Francis followed: in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and in the spirit of our foundress, Mother M. Anselma.