The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls welcomed nine new Franciscan Associates in a ceremony at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, on Sunday, October 14. Franciscan Associates are women, men and families who proclaim their call from God to live the spirit, charism and mission of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota. They commit to a mutual relationship and live the commitment within their own lifestyles as they joyfully follow the Gospel values in the footprints of Saints Francis and Clare!
New Franciscan Associates (front L to R): Carmelita (Mela) Finn, St. Cloud; Ramona Fedor, Holdingford; Marie Popp, Sartell; Carol and Duane Wiest, Coon Rapids; (back L to R): Maureen Gertken, Royalton; John-Caleb Vacheresse, St. Cloud; Alison Swoboda, Little Falls; Sheila Gardner, Flensburg.