Sr. Alicia Torres, FE

Sr. Alicia Torres is a member of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago, a religious community that carries out the mission of the Church through service to the poor, evangelization, teaching and Eucharistic Adoration. She studied theology at Loyola University Chicago (BA) and Mundelein Seminary (MDiv), and received her MA in Teaching from Dominican University in River Forest. She currently works at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels on Chicago's West Side, and serves as a religion teacher in an inner city Catholic School. She has been involved in many media projects, including competing & winning on the Food Network's Chopped in 2015 and has contributed articles to several online and print outlets, including First Things, Catholic News Service, America Magazine and Living City.

Who is Poor, Anyway?

As a college student, I never thought twice about poverty. As a matter of fact, I looked down on my peers when they gathered in the student center to...