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Donor Stories

  • Steve O'Neill
    Steve O'Neill
    Two years ago, I was emotionally exhausted. My wife of 51 years died of cancer after a decade of illness. I was a Saturday night...
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  • Anna Thomasson
    Anna Thomasson
    Since going through a very painful divorce in the late 80's, the Franciscan Renewal Center has been my spiritual home. No matter...
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  • Doug and Cathy Olesen
    Doug and Cathy Olesen
    When my wife, Cathy first brought me to the Casa for Mass, it was Oct. 9, 2005, and Father Larry Dolan was preaching. His topic...
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  • Arlene Davidson
    Arlene Davidson
    Arlene Davidson was a teenager when she first came to the Franciscan Renewal Center (FRC) and attended the youth-oriented Sunday evening Mass.
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  • Gralen Family
    Gralen Family
    Over the last twenty years I've been blessed to hear stories from so many people in the community about their first visit to the Casa.
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  • Ron & Cathy Tisch
    Ron & Cathy Tisch
    My wife, Cathy, and I decided to make a gift to the La Verna Society because we believe in what the Casa is doing. This is such...
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  • Carole Whittaker
    Carole Whittaker
    In 1993, I was in serious trouble: my business was failing, my younger sister was dying, and my anger and sense of failure were about to kill me as well.
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  • Carol Sanger
    Carol Sanger
    In 1992, my husband and I found ourselves recently married, new to Phoenix and searching for a place to start a spiritual life together.
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  • Carol and Claude Czekaj
    Carol and Claude Czekaj
    No longer "enjoying" the cold and snow of suburban Chicago, we made the move to perpetually sunny Surprise, Arizona...
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  • Bill and Nancy Anger
    Bill and Nancy Anger
    Nancy and I first became acquainted with the Casa in the 1980's when we moved to Phoenix from Chicago...
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  • Donna Chase
    Donna Chase
    Over the past 28 years the Casa been a source of steady strength and support for me. Through peaks and valleys, joy, success, new adventures...
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  • Rupert Watson
    The Casa has been an important part of my life since 1976 when my wife, Judy, and I were married here. Judy loved the Casa since she came for counseling in 1971...
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