Franciscan Sisters Support Tucson 5K Color Walk/Run for Vocations

by Sister Julie Ann on January 13, 2017

A 5K Color Walk/Run for Vocations drew over 200 participants in the Diocese of Tucson. Franciscan Sisters were very much in step with this recent event. franciscan-sisters-at-diocese-of-tucson-5k-color-run-walk-for-vocations-2

Sister Joellen Kohlmann and the Sierra Vista, AZ group numbered among the winners. First place seminarian, first place children and second place for girls were all proud members of St. Andrew’s Parish. franciscan-sister-joellen-at-diocese-of-tucson-5-k-color-walk-run2Sister Mary Ann Spanjers and Sister Monica Martin representing San Xavier Mission and San Miguel High School also witnessed in the crowd. Black shirts were given to priests, seminarians and all religious of the congregations represented in the diocese. Others received white shirts so that colorful paints could vividly powder the fabric.franciscan-sisters-at-diocese-of-tucson-5k-color-run-walk-for-vocations-mass2

Father Jorge Farias Soucedo, diocesan vocation director, was the main organizer of the gathering. After the walk/run of witnessing to vocations, a Mass was celebrated in Reid Park to pray for this intention. May the Lord bless the Diocese of Tucson and the Franciscan Sisters with strong and courageous witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ!franciscan-sister-joellen-at-diocese-of-tucson-5-k-color-walk-run

2 thoughts on “Franciscan Sisters Support Tucson 5K Color Walk/Run for Vocations”

  1. It was an inspiration to spend the morning with so many young adults open to Jesus’ presence and guidance in their lives! I do believe that we encounter Jesus in events like this, being outside enjoying his presence in each other and the beauty of nature!

  2. Anne Marie Lom says:

    What a great way to connect religious vocations with a fun activity!

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