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Laura Nettles professes final vows with Franciscan Sisters
Laura Nettles, FSPA, celebrated her final profession of vows with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Sister Laura a native of Los Alamos, N.M., with family throughout Spokane, Wash., now wears the FSPA ring, a community symbol with a decorative insignia, IHS (“Jesus” in Greek).
Sister Agnes flies in Freedom Honor Flight
Sister Agnes Schweiger was featured in the April 29 edition of the La Crosse Tribune as she prepared to fly in the Freedom Honor Flight from La Crosse to Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 4.
ABC affiliate, WXOW TV, features FSPA natural cemetery
Heather Armstrong, anchor and reporter, visited the FSPA natural cemetery and shared with her viewers what is becoming a popular trend: environmentally friendly funerals. In her story, viewers met Sister Sharon Berger, who has selected a natural funeral, and a local funeral director who is making natural funerals possible for his clients.
FSPA receives Community Red Shield Award
The Salvation Army of La Crosse awarded FSPA with its Red Shield Award on April 25. This was the first time the honor was awarded to an organization rather than an individual or a couple. Several FSPA and friends accepted the award on behalf of the congregation.
Sister Marlene attends White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking
President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships presents recommendations
On April 10, the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, on which Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA, serves, presented “Building Partnerships to Eradiate Modern-Day Slavery” to President Obama.
Sister Weisenbeck attended the White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking, which highlighted the significant progress the Obama Administration has made to combat human trafficking, including developments since President Obama delivered his seminal speech on the fight to end trafficking in persons at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in September 2012.
“We were told that the topic brought out more government and White House officials than ever, because of the moral dimensions modern slavery evokes, said Sister Weisenbeck.
About the Council
The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships brings together leaders and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations in order to make recommendations to government on how to improve partnerships.
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