Entries by Julie Knopp

50 Year Walk Anniversary Coming Soon!

On October 18, 1972, Fr. Greg Schaffer, Ronal Motta, and Elias Jacinto set off from the steps of the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul and began a historic walk to San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. Their goal was to raise money for the Mission in San Lucas Tolimán, founded in 1963 by Fr. Greg.

Supporter of the Month: Margaret Marsille

Meet Margaret, one of Friends of San Lucas’ Long-Term Volunteers. She just completed her annual three-month visit to San Lucas Tolimán and returned home to Virginia. Margaret was eager to get home so she could plant her garden but certainly will miss Guatemala. What you might not know about Margaret is that she has been going to the Mission since 2003.

Exclusive Interview with FOSL’s Executive Director

This is a big week for Friends of San Lucas. We’re running a fundraiser for the San Lucas Mission Construction Program, and all of your gifts will be doubled by anonymous donors, up to $50,000. Why do your gifts matter? Read this exclusive interview with FOSL Executive Director Bill Peterson to learn more about what the Construction Program is up to and why your donations are so important.

New Work & Volunteer Opportunities at FOSL

FOSL is excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for two new opportunities! In this post, you’ll learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Director of Development and the Long-Term Volunteer and how to apply.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Missing San Lucas? Want to learn more about Guatemala? Friends of San Lucas is offering four virtual opportunities to learn from Mission leadership. If you attend three out of the four sessions, you’ll be eligible to win a free San Lucas Mission sweatshirt!