The Joy of Justice, Unity, and Peace: Lessons from Sr Thea Bowman, FSPA
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About the Event
Join us for a dramatic presentation of "The Joy of Justice, Unity, & Peace: Lessons from Sister Thea Bowman" by dynamic OCP speaker, ValLimar Jansen. This two-hour online event will center on the life and work of Sister Thea Bowman and applications for today’s demand for racial reconciliation. Spanish language interpretation will be available.
- Visit REALM or bit.ly/sisterthea
- Email drauda@satigard
- Call 503-490-3559
Suggested donation of $5-10 to offset costs. Donation can be done by...
- Dropping of an envelope at the parish office.
Co-hosted by St Anthony Catholic Church and MACG
About the Presenter
Blessed with an extraordinary voice, ValLimar Jansen is a highly regarded inspirational/catechetical speaker, singer, composer, and recording artist. She is also a leader of worship & prayer and a workshop presenter at conferences across the US. Visit OCP to learn more about ValLimar.
About Sister Thea Bowman
Gifted with a brilliant mind, beautiful voice, and a dynamic personality, Sister Thea shared the message of God’s love through a teaching career. After 16 years of teaching, at the elementary, secondary and university level, the bishop of Jackson, Mississippi, invited her to become the consultant for intercultural awareness.
In her role as consultant Sister Thea, an African American, gave presentations across the country; lively gatherings that combined singing, gospel preaching, prayer and storytelling. Her programs were directed to break down racial and cultural barriers. She encouraged people to communicate with one another so that they could understand other cultures and races.
The U.S. bishops endorsed the sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman on Nov. 14, 2018, during their fall assembly in Baltimore. The granddaughter of slaves, she was the only African American member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, and she transcended racism to leave a lasting mark on U.S. Catholic life in the late 20th century.
Learn more about Sr Thea and her cause for canonization here.