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.
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The Tulsa Golf Tournament benefiting the Friends of San Lucas and the San Lucas Mission will take place on July 25, 2022 at the Tulsa Country Club. All are welcome. Register today!
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.
Save the date for the Friends of San Lucas 6th Annual Kansas City Celebration! All donations towards this event will be generously matched.
In February, 1998, my life changed forever. It is not a story I tell very often, in part because it is a story with pain and violence that is not mine to tell. But our stories are rarely only ours to tell.
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.
When I first joined Friends of San Lucas, I started to hear a lovely phrase over and over again – one that I eventually learned had a particularly special meaning to Mission history: Juntos Podemos. You might have heard this phrase over the years, too; it means Together, we can…
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.
On this day, we honor Native American peoples and commemorate their histories and cultures. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about indigenous communities all around the world. For this special day, we offer an interview with Women’s Center Director Karina Hernandez about her perspectives on her Maya culture.
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!
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