Sister Mary Kay receives Border Heroes Award
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, in El Paso, Texas, hosted an awards banquet on October 8, recognizing four Border Heroes for 2022, including our own Sister Mary Kay Mahowald! Here is what they had to say about her: “From volunteer to staffer and then board member, Sister Mary Kay Mahowald has served Las Americas for over five years. She served during the horrors of family separation during the Trump administration, and served the board as a voice of strength and instrumental guidance. While no longer holding those roles, Sister Mary Kay continues to be a champion and fundraiser for Las Americas.”
On Sunday evening, September 18, 2022, Sisters Judi Angst (left) and Ramona Miller (right) attended a Missionary Commissioning Service for Katie Jacobson (center) prior to her departure for a three-year assignment in Cambodia. Katie is a grandniece of Sister Joseen Vogt, who says that Sister Joseen was an inspiration in her life. Katie has responded to a call to serve with Mission to the World sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. The Sisters of Saint Francis contributed to the fundraising, making it possible for Katie to leave her nursing position with Mayo Clinic to serve the marginalized in Cambodia. Nine different congregations, including ours, contributed – demonstrating an ecumenical support for this outreach.