2017 World Care Benefit

May 5, 2017

Rise Up: Learning Together and Becoming Free

Honorees: 

Sr. Damon Nolan, MFIC
Sr. Jean Morissey, MFIC
Sr. Chris Cullen, MFIC

 
 
Sr. Damon co-founded the Unidad Académica Campesina-Carmen Pampa, the only institution of higher learning in Bolivia’s Yungas mountain region, in 1999. She and other Franciscan sisters have been instrumental in the success of the school, which not only offers a range of professional degrees but also keeps that learning in the community. 
 
Keynote speaker will be Sr. Margaret Carney. OFS, president emeritus of St. Bonaventure University (2004-2016). She holds master’s degrees from Duquesne University (theology) and St. Bonaventure University (Franciscan Studies) and a doctorate (theology) from the Franciscan university of Rome. 
 
Mary Grace Donohoe, the 2017 recipient of the San Damiano Student Leadership Award, will also attend the World Care Benefit Celebration, where she will receive her $500 scholarship. Read more about this young leader formed in the Franciscan tradition.
 

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