FSPA welcomes new member into novitiate
We celebrate and welcome Michele Pettit into the FSPA novitiate! A reception was held August 12, 2018, at Mary of the Angels Chapel in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
During her novitiate reception, FSPA President Sister Karen Lueck invited Michele “to be open to the gifts and blessings of the novitiate as you continue your journey growing into a deeper relationship with God, yourself and your Franciscan sisters.”
Throughout her novitiate period, Sister Michele will volunteer within the FSPA community and in the La Crosse area. Her novitiate time is one of intense prayer and study, preparing her for first vows with the FSPA.
Sister Michele, a native of Edina, Missouri, joined FSPA as an associate in 2017. She holds a doctorate in health education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a bachelor’s degree in health science with a concentration in community health from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri. Sister Michele serves as an associate professor of health education and health promotion at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.