Felician Sisters of North America Stand in Solidarity on National Gun Violence Awareness Day — Friday, June 7

Supporting Survivors, Youth Activists and Advocating for Stronger Gun Laws
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Marcia Wallander
Chief Mission Advancement Officer
Felician Sisters of North America
871 Mercer Rd.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
724-944-9814 (cell)

Beaver Falls, PA — The Felician Sisters of North America, along with over 50 congregations under Nuns Against Gun Violence, are uniting on National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 7 to call for meaningful changes in gun legislation. This day highlights the urgent need to address the epidemic of gun violence in communities nationwide.

The Felician Sisters are committed to supporting survivors and empowering youth activists who work towards a safer future. By standing together, these Catholic Sisters aim to amplify their collective voice, advocating for comprehensive reforms to current gun laws.

Take Action:

  • “Wear Orange” on Friday, June 7: Wear Orange to honor the more than 43,000 Americans who are killed with guns every year. For more ways to participate, visit wearorange.org/ways-to-participate.
  • Contact Congress: Urge support for sensible gun restrictions.
  • Support Victims: Read about victims and pray for their friends.
  • Positive Action: Be inspired by Zeneta Everhart’s response to gun violence. After her son, Zaire Goodman, survived the May 14 attack at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, NY, they created an Amazon wish list of books to educate kids on racism, diversity, and inclusion.

Gun violence demands a moral response. By raising awareness, supporting survivors, and advocating for stronger gun laws, we can work towards a future where every community is safe from gun violence. For more information or to support the cause, visit www.felician.org/ministry/justice-peace

The Felician Sisters

The Felician Sisters of North America are a contemplative-active order of Franciscan Catholic sisters, inspired by the spiritual ideals of their Foundress Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska and Saint Francis of Assisi. They were founded in Poland in 1855 and were called to America in 1874 to minister to the immigrant and indigenous families of Polonia, WI.

The sisters continue to follow their foundress Blessed Mary Angela’s directive to “serve where needed” constantly evolving to meet the needs of the time. They continue to shape the social service landscape through their work and support of more than 50 ministries and in their ministry of presence throughout Canada, America and Haiti in schools, parishes, prisons, hospitals, dioceses and social service ministries.

Learn more at Felician.org.


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Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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