How do you put 70 years of “lived reality” as a Dominican Sister into words? How does this small town/farm kid from Michigan tell of her dreams of living in the mountains in an ivy-covered castle? (The mountains came later and my ivy-covered castle dream was Marywood, circa 1946.) During these many years, I have ministered as a teacher and principal, and now enjoy my “easy” years as Director of Faith Formation and RCIA.
I have traveled throughout the U.S. – hitting all 50 states. I’ve visited the Lands of Dominic, had an immersion experience in Monteria, Colombia, visited Europe during World Youth Day, and traveled to Europe, Nova Scotia, the Cayman Islands and Mexico, backpacked in Canada, and visited Puerto Rico while on the Secondary Committee of the NCEA.
I have served on committees for the Community, as well as several in the Archdiocese and with the Colorado Department of Education – along with doing numerous workshops in both Catholic and public schools. I have had countless opportunities to lead retreats and days of recollection for a variety of ages and causes.
For play, I have biked, rollerbladed, hiked, backpacked, camped, climbed “14ers”, skied, and run in numerous 5K’s and 10 K’s.
I have been blessed to live with prayerful, joyful, and holy women who have challenged, prodded, and taught me to pray, study, and preach – and to relax and laugh. Their example, love, and courage have “given hope to me” and helped me come to this Jubilee Day!
In summary, “Our God is so good, so strong, and so powerful, there is nothing our God cannot do!” AMEN – AMEN – ALLELUIA