Catholic Extension has chosen Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott as the recipient of their Spirit of Francis Award based on her lifelong devotion to service and philanthropy in the Catholic Church. Abbott will receive the Spirit of Francis Award at a dinner in Houston on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.
Beginning on Oct. 25, the co-sponsors and sponsors of CHRISTUS Health, Dignity Health and Sisters of Charity Health Systems will celebrate their 150th year in ministry. The founders are the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston and they will reflect on their work in ministry with a Sesquicentennial Mass at their convent in Houston, Villa de Matel, 6510 Lawndale Street, at 4 p.m. The sisters co-sponsor two of the largest hospital systems in the United States.