Be a Spark of Franciscan Peace for an Intercultural World
Recent college grad Sarah Johnson has spent nearly two years ministering in our Tau Volunteer program. As a volunteer, she lives and prays with a group of our sisters in Milwaukee and works with a cathedral-based non-profit, where she helps women in need of healing and community to create beautiful and useful accessories from crocheted plastic.
“I love that everything is so focused on healing, and giving people dignity,” Sarah said. “I am so happy that they have a place where they know they are going to be treated like they matter. It's beautiful to watch the community that forms during these crochet workshops, and the mentorship that develops among the women.”
Living in community with the sisters also has been a blessing for Sarah. “From day one, the sisters accepted me exactly as I am. We’re a little family; we are always learning about each other and from each other.”
Read more of Sarah’s story in the Spring issue of our congregation’s Alive magazine, available now in our Media Room.
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