Representatives from Our Lady of the Lake University, Providence High School and the Sisters of Divine Providence attended the Seventh Annual Archbishop’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 26.
Dr. Jacob Friesenhahn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, and Elizabeth (Maria) Tobin, Adjunct Instructor of Theology and Spiritual Action, were in attendance. Professors Friesenhahn and Tobin were hosted by the local chapter of Pax Christi, an international peace organization. Many community leaders, including San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, were present for the annual event.
The Archbishop’s Prayer Breakfast is a fundraiser for Catholic Charities. This year the proceeds from the event went to the Uvalde, Texas, community. Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller spoke of his trip to Uvalde and his ministry to the community after the school shooting of May 24, in which 19 students and two teachers were killed.
The archbishop’s remarks were deeply moving and reminded all in the San Antonio Archdiocese to minister in every way possible to our neighbors in Uvalde. Michael Belz served as the master of ceremonies.
Dr. Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon was the keynote speaker. Dr. McKinnon spoke of his life, his experiences in law enforcement and his time as Chief of Police for the city of Detroit.