Teacher. Artist. Spiritual guide.
“Listen to the Spirit and put yourself in God’s hands.”
Profession date: August 5, 1955, Springfield, Illinois
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
Home Parish: St. Joseph, Springfield, Ill.
What I’m doing now
Community: Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield
Ministry: Art therapy for incarcerated women, Lincoln and Decatur, Ill., correctional centers; “Monastery of the Heart” class, Decatur Correctional Center; teacher of spirituality classes for retired sisters, Sacred Heart Convent.
Springfield, Illinois, Diocese
1995-1996: Coordinator, Transition Program, Springfield Dominican Sisters
1993-1995: Counselor and art therapist, Interfaith Counseling, Springfield
1991-1993: Student, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
1987-1991: Social Services, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield
1989-1990: Mid-State director, Rainbows for All God’s Children grief support group
1975-1986: Art teacher, Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield
1961-1963: Teacher, Holy Family School, Decatur
Rockford, Illinois, Diocese
1967-1971: Principal and teacher, St. Margaret Mary School, Algonquin
1965-1967: Teacher, Thomas More School, Elgin
Peoria, Illinois, Diocese
1963-1965: Teacher, St. James School, Irwin
1971-1975: Principal, St. Walter School, Chicago
1960-1961: Teacher, St. Bernadette School, Evergreen Park
1955-1960: Teacher, Our Lady of Grace, Chicago
Master of Art, Art Therapy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Certificate in gerontology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Master of Education, Administration and Supervision, University of Illinois, Champaign
Bachelor of Arts, art, English, and philosophy, St. Xavier University, Chicago