Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

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Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
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Formation 1849
Type religious institute
Headquarters La Crosse, Wisconsin
President Sister Linda Mershon
Website fspa.org

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration is a Roman Catholic religious congregation for women whose motherhouse, St. Rose of Viterbo Convent, is in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the Diocese of La Crosse. The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration founded Viterbo University and staffed Aquinas High School in La Crosse.[1][2] The congregation was founded in 1849.

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have their retirement home in St. Joseph's Ridge, Wisconsin.

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist were formed as a separate congregation on December 2, 1973, as a result of a period of renewal leading to a divergence of vision within the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.[3]

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist shared the original founders with the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi of St. Francis, Wisconsin.[3][4][5]

One of their best-known members was Sister Thea Bowman, F.S.P.A., who, after a long career as a teacher, became a noted evangelist in the African-American community from which she came. The Sisters are a sponsoring member of 8th Day Center for Justice.

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