Guest blogger Franciscan Sister Rose Mae Rausch is a co-founder of the Mexico Mission and wrote this reflection on Sister Pat’s new book.
Sister Patricia Forster, Franciscan from Little Falls, Minnesota, has just published the book, Opening Doors Lay Ministry: Mexico Mission 2002-2017.
Sister Pat writes from personal experience, where she and other Franciscans contributed much. The mission has flourished because local lay people were immediately invited and trained to participate and take leadership in the many forms of outreach.
Fifty-two villages, comprising the parish of San Rafael, Nuevo Leon, are being served.
A new mission in northwestern Mexico at Ocampo has just been started.
This book, with its many detail, is a story of what can be done with an inclusive pastoral ministry, with God’s help!