Entries by Julie Knopp

Kansas City Celebration 2023

We are delighted to invite you to be a part of the 7th annual Friends of San Lucas Kansas City Celebration! Register today for the celebration, April 30 – May 1, 2023.

A San Lucas Love Story

Twenty-year-old Kadence Bran De Leon grew up in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. She was used to her life in a small town, yet she felt something was missing. Something deep down was pulling her away from Minnesota.

Untold Stories of the Mission Fundraiser

From March 27-31, we’re inviting you to celebrate the “Untold Stories of the Mission.” Join us as we unearth some little-known accounts of lives changed by the Mission’s work, all made possible by your generosity. Be sure to sign up for our email list to follow along with these stories. And please, consider multiplying these […]

Dan Herbeck Reflects on His Ride for San Lucas

I officially completed the Ride for San Lucas commemorating the walk of Fr. Greg! It was a wonderful opportunity to meet a truly inspiring gathering of 80+ supporters who flew in from all over, Friends of San Lucas board members/staff, and many Guatemalans.

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.

#BraceletStory from Greg Johnson

The San Lucas Mission has a history of distributing bracelets to visitors upon their departure. Visitors are encouraged to gift two of the three bracelets to friends or family back home and tell about their experience in San Lucas. Earlier this year, we asked you to tell us your #BraceletStory.