Franciscan Sisters at St. Peter’s Mission Honored as ‘Guardians of Hope’

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

November 03, 2016

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity were recently honored for their service at St. Mission, Bapchule, AZ.

BAPCHULE — Here in the windswept desert of the Gila Indian Reservation stands a beacon of hope: St. Peter’s Mission School.franciscan-sisters-at-st-peter-mission-bapchule-az

The seven Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity who live here and staff St. Peter’s rise early each morning and greet the 240 children bused in from a dozen villages that dot the reservation. More than 80 percent are from families whose income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.

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