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Fran's Friday Forum...SISTER THEA BOWMAN...!!!

Sister Thea Bowman...Early Years...!!!Have you ever heard of THEA BOWMAN...???

Sister Thea Bowman died in 1990 at the young age of 52...!!!

At one time the only BLACK Sister of the Franciscan Sisters Of Perpetual Adoration, Thea spent most of her life fighting against racism and discrimination, and fighting for Christian transparency and the spread of Jesus’ authentic Christian message...and all of this within as well as outside The Church and all of its collateral institutions...

Influenced by the witness of Catholic Nuns in her hometown in Mississippi, Sister Thea became a Catholic at the age of ten with the permission of her Protestant parents, and before she turned 18, she decided to become a member of the Franciscan Sisters, where she served until her death at age 52...eventually succumbing to the cancer that overtook her physically...HOWEVER...

Painting of Sister Thea shortly before her death in 1990...!!!Not before she could give a discourse in 1989 to The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which for me serves as Her signature Christian witness and testimony...!!!

Her legacy is the ‘preaching’ she accomplished both during and after her lifetime...using basic skills and gifts of song, education, wisdom, culture, heritage, public speaking, etc...

This little blog cannot begin to contain or adequately describe the effect she has had on the lives of everyone around her as well as the lives of The Universal Church...

I regret that I myself only recently discovered her and her saintly demeanor and lifestyle...I invite and encourage you to do your own research and study of her life and works...!!!

The one attribute I want to focus in on with this post is her adamant disgust for ‘back room dealing’, ‘good ole boy’ networking, and her bringing attention to the lack of transparency in life altering situations...again, both within the church and in the world of the average American...!!!

Unfortunately, sleazy back room deals still exist despite the many laws and regulations that have been enacted since the civil rights movement of the sixties...!!!

Sister Thea Bowman realized that real changes wouldn’t occur until they were begun in the heart...and these changes come about only through prayer, hard work, and spiritual conversion...!!!

To honor her memory and legacy, I rededicate this Blog to her vision of eradicating isms wherever they exist, and making the world a better place to live...And doing it through Love, Song, and Education...!!!

Have a great weekend...!!!



Comment balloon 4 commentsFran Gaspari • December 02 2011 11:20AM
Fran's Friday Forum… SISTER THEA BOWMAN…!!!
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