Servant of God, Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA

I am excited to join Becky Eldredge and friends as a regular contributor to the blog “Into the Deep: Exploring Ignatian Spirituality through the Voices of Women”. This month’s blog series introduces us to the Saints Among Us, and I’m honored to share one of my favorite soon-to-be Saints – Servant of God, Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA.

photo by ABEL MARQUEZ on Unsplash

“Are You With Me, Church?”  

I was first introduced to Sister Thea Bowman by my classmate Beverly Ann Stewart, a long-time minister and health-care professional in the African American community in Chicago.  Bev talked about Sister Thea Bowman the way you talk about a favorite auntie or your most trusted mentor.  I soon discovered why Bev exuded such infectious joy and pride for this beloved preacher and teacher.  Sister Thea invited everyone – regardless of race or background – to know themselves as beloved by God and gifted for the work of God’s kingdom. Continue reading …

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