The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi wish to express their deep gratitude for U.S. Representative John Lewis. He has been a source of inspiration to our sisters, as he has given himself selflessly, passionately and lovingly to make our nation all that it is called to be. He not only preached the Gospel, he lived it at the cost of his own well-being and safety.
Our sisters have ministered with the African-American Community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Harlem, New York; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Wilmington and Waynesville, North Carolina; Daphne, Alabama; Lexington, Kentucky; Chicago, Illinois; Torrington, Wyoming; and Sonoma, California, and continue to minister in Baltimore, Maryland. Those sisters, in particular, have a heart-felt appreciation for the goodness and courage of Representative Lewis.
May we learn from his life and his commitment to justice and equality.