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Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration celebrates golden jubilee
the Inland Register
(From the Sept. 9, 2010 edition of the Inland Register)
Sister Betty Bradley FSPA (IR photo courtesy of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration)
Sister Betty (Angelle) Bradley, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration with ties to Eastern Washington, recently celebrated her golden jubilee, marking 50 years of vowed Religious life.
Sister Betty was born in Spokane. She spent her first six years of education ministry as a teacher in primary grade classrooms in Iowa, Montana, Washington and Wisconsin. Sister Betty then served as religious education director in Bozeman, Mont., expanding the program to include preschool through adult education.
From there, she became religious education director and pastoral associate in Keizer, Ore., then in Omak, Wash.
Her community commissioned her as FSPA director of associates in 1988. During those four years, she also volunteered at Holy Trinity Parish in La Crosse, Wis., initiating and building a family religious education program there.
After a sabbatical year in Mount Angel, Ore., Sister Betty stayed and studied art education there; she served as pastoral associate and RCIA director at St. Mary Parish, Mount Angel, until 1997.
For the past 13 years she has lived in Spokane, where she served as director of Clare Center for several years. She is now a full-time artist there.
A jubilee celebration was held at St. Rose Convent, LaCrosse, on June 12.
Based in La Crosse, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration consist of more than 300 women Religious engaged in furthering the work of the Catholic Church and the Gospel. Their partners in ministry, including more than 220 affiliates and 120 prayer partners, join them in service of Godís mission. The Sisters work in the United States and internationally in varied ministries, creating innovative approaches to healing, teaching and praying.