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February 9, 2020 /

Holy Land Tour Benefitting the Cause for Canonization of Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA

From October 21st to November 1st, thirty-eight pilgrims toured the Holy Land as a benefit for the cause for canonization of Sister Thea Bowman.  They traveled from Seattle, St. Louis, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Chicago, Pensacola, Louisville, and New Orleans to Israel for a spiritual pilgrimage led by Fr. Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R.


The pilgrims praying and seeking Sister Thea’s intercession each morning before the tour.

Diocesan Liaison of the Cause for Canonization of Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA.  Many described the sojourn to the Holy Land as a “trip of a lifetime.”  Each day they enjoyed touring sites highlighting the life and ministry of Jesus, daily Mass, praying the prayer seeking Sister Thea’s intercession, and singing some of Sister Thea’s favorite Spirituals and Gospel songs led by Sister Thea’s personal accompanist, Mrs. Veronica Downs-Dorsey.


Veronica Downs-Dorsey leading the group in song.


A pilgrim praying as Sister Thea’s picture lay on the anointing stone where Jesus was prepared for burial.


Sister Thea’s prayer card placed in the “Wailing Wall” seeking prayer for her canonization.


The group after celebrating Mass in Sister Thea’s memory