Sister Bowman’s presence, energy recalled 25 years after her death

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April 1, 2015

Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration trailblazer inspired many

The late Sister Thea Bowman, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration from Canton, Miss., was nationally known for her work to advance the life of her fellow black Catholics in the church. March 30 marked 25 years since she died in the Canton home where she grew up. (CNS photo/Beatrice Njemanze, Mississippi Catholic)

CANTON, Miss. (CNS) — There is no doubt that Sister Thea Bowman possessed a presence.

Many of those who knew her well speak of how she enveloped those around her with love, encouragement and positive energy, no matter if they were a lifelong friend or someone she just met.

March 30 marked 25 years since she died in the Canton home where she grew up.

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