October 8, 2019, Detroit, Michigan – Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, who recently retired from her 20-year ministry at the Rosa Parks Children’s and Youth Program at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, is featured in a video celebrating the soup kitchen’s “90 years of service in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.” Sister Nancyann first appears about three and a half minutes into the video, describing the soup kitchen’s many programs to “enhance the lives” of the children and their families of the local area. She appears later – six minutes into the video – and later is described by a young mother as a person who made a difference in her life as a child. Watch the video.
August 25, 2019, Detroit – In her bittersweet, reflective final blog, Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, writes of the end of something very special in her life: her 20-year ministry at the Rosa Parks Children’s and Youth Program at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit. In those 20 years, Sister Nancyann has helped the children of inner city Detroit to find an outlet to their challenges through art; special family holiday activities such as baking Christmas cookies and dyeing Easter eggs; work in the soup kitchen’s garden; leadership development; and the Summer Peace Camp. Read Sister Nancyann’s farewell blog.