Blessed Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel
Born in Germany in 1830, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel founded the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. These amazing nuns ran orphanages, served as battlefield nurses, and even outsmarted an oppressive government that tried to stop the order from receiving new members. To this day, the sisters carry on that legacy of service across the globe as hospital chaplains, parish ministers, counselors, social workers, artists, therapists, accountants and more. They are completely devoted to Christ in the Eucharist and honoring their foundress' motto: "All as God wishes: He leads, I follow."