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Franciscans honor Sr. Bernadette by participating in Memorial Kidney Fund 5K

Sister M. Marion Hudackova, FSJB, and Mother M. Vaclava Ballon, FSJB, pose near the Peoria riverfront after finishing the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund 5K race/walk on April 28. They participate each year as a way of remembering Sister Bernadette Kouri, FSJB, who died of polycystic kidney disease four years ago. Provided photo

PEORIA HEIGHTS — Anyone who has seen the Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist travel the few short blocks from their convent to Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church knows that they like to walk — fast. Mother M. Vaclava Ballon and Sister M. Marion Hudackova used that to their advantage when they entered […]

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