Sr. Stephanie Baliga, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist of Chicago, will run a marathon Aug. 23 on a treadmill in the basement of her community's convent in the city's West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Why? Because she promised. And because she is trying to break the world record for a women's treadmill marathon.
Franciscan Sr. Alicia Torres won a special Thanksgiving competition on the Food Network's "Chopped," bringing $10,000 to the ministry of Mission of Our Lady of the Angels. Torres says the experience also unexpectedly deepened her faith.