Sister Agnes Clare and Sister Mary Vincent with the Franciscan Girls at Our Lady of Peace Retreat House in Beaverton. (Photo by Agnes Onkka)

Sister Agnes Clare and Sister Mary Vincent with the Franciscan Girls at Our Lady of Peace Retreat House in Beaverton. (Photo by Agnes Onkka)

The Franciscan Girls Club served a tea prepared by Franciscan Sister Angela and her volunteer staff to more than 140 guests earlier this year. This was the second annual “Essence of Peace” tea event, held as a fundraiser for the renovation of the chapel at the Our Lady of Peace Retreat center.

The event also included a silent auction and door prizes.

The Franciscan Girls Club introduces young women to the Franciscan order, with opportunities to learn more about their faith and to care for others.

The tea was held in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. Next year’s tea will be in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.