Let us do all we can to protect innocent lives here by doing away with high capacity ammunition magazines and by banning all civilian ownership of assault weapons.
Sister Bea Hernandez
Sr. Beatrice Hernandez is a retired physician, having served in the specialty of Hematology and Oncology for over 25 years. She was the founder of the Hematology/Oncology Treatment Center at La Porte Hospital, in La Porte Indiana, including the establishment of the hospital/s Cancer Registry, monthly tumor board conferences for the medical and nursing staffs, and Certification as a recognized Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and as a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group for cancer research. Sr. Bea also served on the board and as executive director of Upendo Village NFP, a collaboration between the Wheaton Franciscans and the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi to provide support and services to people living with HIV / AIDS in Naivasha, Kenya. Sr. Bea has lived as a vowed Franciscan since 1967. She has been a participant in the US JPIC team since 1981. She served on the Wheaton Franciscan Provincial Council from 1996-2000 and as Provincial Directress from 2008-2012. She is presently the US Regional JPIC Coordinator (since 2013) and has been our International Congregational JPIC Coordinator from 2016-2022.
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