Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Mary Ann Spanjers updates us on our Sisters’ lives in Tucson, AZ.
Each month our Sisters gather together to share personal insights and to grow in intentional communion with each other. Franciscan Sisters at San Xavier had a delightful monthly meeting sharing with the seven Jesuit Volunteers serving in Tucson! They discussed Pope Francis’ Preparatory Document on the upcoming Synod for Youth! As you may know the “document is divided into three parts. The first urges listening to reality. The second highlights the importance of discernment in the light of faith in order to make life choices that truly correspond to the will of God and to the good of the person. The third focuses on the pastoral action of the ecclesial community. The evangelical image of the ‘beloved disciple’ introduces the three parts as a brief presentation of the journey”. The theme of Youth, faith and vocational discernment is one dear to the heart of our own community. We consider it a priority to seek ways to reach out to young adults in the contemporary world
Our community is also very conscious of the young people at San Miguel High School, Tuscon. Our Sisters supported the Lasallian Volunteers ministering at San Miguel and around the country as they gathered for a fun-raiser Walk/Run in Tucson. The Sisters hosted two of the volunteers and Sister Mary Ann participated in the event!