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Support Friends of San Lucas on Give to the Max Day

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Every year GiveMN hosts Give to the Max Day to encourage charitable giving. This year we are raising money for the Mission Healthcare Program. Quality healthcare is a basic human right. But in the low-resource rural communities surrounding San Lucas, access to healthcare is scarce. Even in the city, many residents cannot afford treatment for disease. We hope we can count on you to support us on November 18!

New Work & Volunteer Opportunities at FOSL

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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.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Special Interview with Karina Hernandez

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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.

Friends of San Lucas Mankato Gala and Virtual Conference

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We are very pleased to announce the Friends of San Lucas Mankato Conference and Gala Saturday, October 9th at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato. The Gala will highlight the work of the Mission over these last 18 months of challenge and opportunity.

Blessed Stanley Rother

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Blessed Stanley Rother was born in March of 1935 in Oklahoma as the oldest child to parents Franz and Gertrude. He grew up on his family farm with his parents and his four siblings. As a young adult, he decided to become a priest. After serving as an associate parish priest for five years, Fr. Rother decided to volunteer to serve as a priest in Guatemala. He drove 2,000 miles from his home in Oklahoma to his new parish to serve the Tz'utujil people in Santiago Atitlán.

Maya Textiles: A History

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The Maya people have been weaving textiles for use in clothing for thousands of years. Today different towns and communities are known for their own patterns and motifs. For many years, the origin of these different patterns has been attributed to the Spanish Conquistadors. However, Maya people are challenging the idea that these different patterns are a result of colonization. They know that these regional variations have been around long before any contact by the Spanish.

Upcoming Virtual Events

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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!

Parish of Christ the King/Friends of San Lucas Golf Tournament

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The First Annual Parish of Christ the King/Friends of San Lucas Golf Tournament benefiting the San Lucas Mission will take place on July 19, 2021 at the Tulsa Country Club. You can register today!

Meet Our Founders

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You are about to meet three incredible women. Women who raised their hands when the opportunity to change the world presented itself. These women devoted themselves to a life of selfless work, determined to build access to education, health, and a safe space in the midst of a violent civil war.

Mothers of the Mission Campaign

From May 4th through May 8th, you are invited to participate in the #MothersoftheMission campaign to raise funds for the San Lucas Mission! As Mother's Day approaches, this campaign will give you an opportunity to learn about the literal and figurative mothers you support with your donations, from women who lead Mission programs to women who receive Mission services. We will also highlight the School Sisters of Notre Dame who co-founded Mission programs decades ago.