Open house celebrates Sister Pat Forster
An open house for Sister Pat Forster's, O.S.F., golden jubilee as a Franciscan Sister will be held Sunday, July 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Church of St. Mary's Great Hall, 420 Irving Street, Alexandria.
Forster is the daughter of the late Anton and Florence Forster of Alexandria and a 1961 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria.
A member of the Little Falls Order of Franciscan nuns, she has worked with the Spanish people in Clay County, St. Paul, Venezuela and Chicago, Illinois. Presently and for the past 10 years, she has worked in San Rafael de Galeana, Mexico.
Forster serves 54 small outlying communities to address the extreme poverty and lack of education. She helps to provide board and room for teenage girls from the outlying areas to attend high school.
For more information, call (320) 763-5781.