L: Sister Eileen McKenzie, FSPA, is a registered nurse and a certified acupuncturist. She established FSPA Community Acupuncture in La Crosse, and co-founded Integrative Therapies, a shared space of professional care offering acupuncture, massage, energy work and spiritual direction. Sister Eileen has a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University.
R: Sister Katie Mitchell, FSPA, is a pastoral associate at Saint Mary Parish in Evanston, Illinois, where she assists adults and young adults with faith formation. She also began a bereavement group at the parish, and she serves with parishioners who are involved in social justice issues. Sister Katie has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
Mission Statement: We are a community of vowed Franciscan women centered in Eucharist, committed to be loving presence through prayer, witness and service. True to our Franciscan Calling, we commit ourselves to building Christ's Kingdom of justice and peace. We continue our efforts to preserve and nurture God's creation, to increase social and global consciousness, to educate ourselves to political awareness, and to encourage action to effect change where necessary.