Register for "The Joy of Justice, Unity, & Peace"
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.
Co-hosted by St Anthony Catholic Church and MACG
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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.
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.