Sister Ramona Miller began her pre-Vatican II ministry as an elementary school teacher. She widened her horizon with numerous experiences in pastoral ministry in parishes as Director of Adult Faith Formation, and Pastoral Associate and at retreat centers. She served as Director of Spiritual Formation at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California (2002-2006) and on her congregation’s leadership team (2006-2012). For over twenty-five years, she was a staff member of the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs leading pilgrimages to Assisi, Italy. The interactions with pilgrims from around the world further expanded her awareness of cultures and spiritualities. Sister Ramona served as the president of the National Franciscan Federation (2009 – 2012) and she continues to offer presentations on contemporary aspects of Franciscan spirituality including virtual pilgrimages to Assisi. Currently, she is the elected leader/president of the Sisters of Saint Francis in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a graduate of Seattle University (master’s degree in Ministry) and the Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University (master’s degree in Franciscan Studies). In addition, she is the author of In the Footsteps of Saint Clare, and co-author of Praying with Clare of Assisi.
As we desire to develop a vineyard that pleases God and deepens our inner peace we come to realize that there can be no fences around the perfect vineyard. We are being called to be in relationship with all of creation and all peoples and creatures.VIEW