I grew up on the banks of a river in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
The day after graduation from the University of Connecticut,
I left for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Turkey. 

The fifty-two years since then have been filled by: Marriage to an adventurous husband; Two blessedly wonderful daughters and six grandchildren.

Living around the world in: 
Switzerland for one year.
Australia for seven years--where I worked in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Office for Worship.
Singapore for two years--volunteering in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore Family Life Office.
We lived aboard a 47 foot sailboat for four years.

Initially settling in Wellesley, Massachusetts, we returned home time and again and accomplished the following:
Resettling refugees by forming Friends of Southeast Asian Refugees, Inc. (a 501c3 non-profit organization).
Studies at ANTS (4 years), Hebrew College (2 years for a Meah certificate) and earning an MDiv degree at Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA (I am the second and last woman to have done so. Sr. Shirley Nugent, SCN was two years ahead of me. I always say her name).
Four years as the first Catholic woman “Chaplain” at Wellesley College.
One of the Founders in 2002 and a current Trustee of Voice of the Faithful,
Currently leading the “Women’s Emerging Voices” working group which is
now identified as a “National Deacon Circle” partnering with
our friends in Discerning Deacons.
Coordinator/catechist for RCIA (now OCIA) for our 
St. John/St. Paul Collaborative (for nearly 20 years).

Hobbies include:
Walking--hundreds of miles on the Camino de Santiago three times.
Sailing--although I prefer being on land where I am 
always happy riding other people’s horses (three times a week).
Thanks be to God!



April 23, 2023

Third Sunday of Easter

We walk by faith and we know that the Holy Spirit will not deny what the Church needs.

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