Associate Adrianne Schultz

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Tell us about your growing up years and family.

I was born into a Catholic family as the oldest of five children.

Please share a favorite story about your early community service.
I helped start grief ministry at St. Francis of Assisi in Sacramento in 2017 after working with and being mentored by a Catholic priest in Pleasant Hill from 2014 to 2016.

Why did you decide to become an Associate?

I chose the Franciscan community because I realized I have always held and lived Franciscan beliefs, values, and charism, even before I knew or heard about Franciscans.

How do you share your Franciscan values and spirituality now?

I participate in the music ministry at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Sacramento and meet with other Franciscan associates there and in the central valley.

What would you like us to know about being a Franciscan?

I have always been Franciscan; I just didn’t know it for a long time. I now am aware that I take the Franciscan charism and community wherever I go and with whomever I interact. I am living the Franciscan way.

Please share a favorite quote or verse.

I have many, but here are four: “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary, use words” and “I have done what was mine to do, may Christ teach you what is yours to do.” (Attributed to St. Francis), From St. Teresa of Calcutta: “We will allow the good God to make plans for the future, for yesterday has gone, tomorrow has not yet come, and we have only today to make Him known, loved, and served.” From Father Michael Fish, OSB, CAM: “Prayer is listening to the heartbeat of God.”

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I enjoy and welcome Franciscan spirituality and community wherever it lives, where I can find it, or sense it is present.

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