Speedy Sister: Chicago Nun Runs Treadmill Marathon for Charity

Sister Stephanie Baliga Running Marathon

Sister Stephanie Baliga, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist of Chicago, has run many marathons. But this year, after the cancellation of the Chicago marathon due to COVID-19, she ran her first on a treadmill--in her convent's basement. The run wasn't just for fun, though; with each stride, Sister Stephanie raised funds for Mission of Our Lady of the Angels on Chicago's west side, totaling over $100,000 after 26.2 miles. Watch this video from Runner's World or read this great article from the St. Louis Review to learn more!

Photo Credit: Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic

October 2, 2020 - 11:22am

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