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Catholics at Work, Tuesday, Dec. 12

A Deeply Catholic Nun Found Her Way Back to Rome

Hear the Story of Sister Francis Marie’s Journey

Every person travels their own individual journey to Jesus, often with help from friends.

Sister Francis Marie traveled one especially unique path. She grew up Catholic, then entered an order of religious sisters. But the community lost its focus and broke its link with Rome.

Eventually Sister Francis Marie and others realized that critical elements of faith were missing, including their link to the Pope. A decade ago she and other nuns left the separatist community and rejoined the Church, with the support of Spokane’s then-Bishop William Skylstad. Sister Francis Marie now is head of the community of Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church.

She will tell of her own faith journey at the Tuesday, Dec. 12 Catholics at Work breakfast. How they found their way back to the Church is a unique story, yet has elements of faith common to every person’s search for true community with Jesus.

Major impacts on her life, says Sister Francis Marie, include two powerful saints, Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Pope John Paul II.

Today, working with 70 children in a Catholic parish youth center, she remains focused on Jesus as the eternal priest, after having worked at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley for eight years.

The Tuesday Dec. 12 Catholics at Work program takes place at Crow Canyon Country Club, beginning at 7 a.m., preceded by Mass at 6:30. It ends at 8:15. All are welcome to attend; please click on the Register button to the left to make reservations.

All are welcome.

Catholics@Work programs, on the second Tuesday, are open to all. Click on the Calendar of Events on the left to see upcoming and past speakers.

While walk-ins are welcome, we request that you register by using the Register button to the left.

Catholics@Work is an authorized ministry of the Oakland Diocese. Its sole purpose is to arrange speakers who share their experiences in ministries that reflect Catholic values.

While name and program timing are geared to the schedules of working persons, many participants are retired or otherwise not in full time jobs--but attend the early morning event because of the quality of the speakers it brings to the diocese.

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Event Details





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville (get directions)

The event begins at 7:00 am and ends sharply at 8:15 am.  

Mass is celebrated at 6:30 am for those able to attend.

Breakfast is $20 for members, $30 for non-members.

People who pay their 2017-18 membership ($100) for the

event can receive their breakfast at the member rate.

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