Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Mary Ann Spanjers is highlighted in this feature for the El Tour de Tucson next month.

For Sister Mary Ann Spanjers, bicycling is a way of life. It’s in her blood. It’s in her past and in her future.

And, well, so is El Tour de Tucson later next month.

“El Tour de Tucson is an event that brings people from all over the world together,” she said. “I am excited to again be part of this day. It is a way to show how to share in the goodness of humanity. I pray that it will continue to inspire people to be their best selves for the good of others. This is the only way to dissipate the war and violence in our world.” Read more.