St. Francis of Assisi Church is her Spiritual Home
A legacy to maintain tradition and uphold faith
Have you ever visited St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Castle Rock? If you have, you know it is a special place, but if you have not visited, the next best thing is to have a conversation with parishioner Anne Marie Clayton.
"Looking over Pikes Peak, it's an absolutely beautiful, inspirational setting, and while it's a majestic setting, the parish is like St. Francis himself-very humble," said Anna Marie, who joined St. Francis in 1972.
Anna Marie, a retired nurse, remembers the first time she walked into St. Francis and felt "immediately at home."
"The people, the staff, the fellowship. This is a true community in Christ." Because she believes in "stewardship and protecting what we care about," Anna Marie has named St. Francis in her will. Her bequest will help maintain "all that's wonderful" about the parish, like supporting "the priests who have given so much," and a "very active" offering of educational, social and community service programs.
"Leaving a legacy is important. Jesus Christ died for us and I want to do my part to maintain traditions and uphold our faith."