A bit about Fiona

Fiona belongs to Sister Jane Frances, though Sister Jane herself would probably not agree. Fiona runs at her side, lies at her feet and waits for Sister Jane to finish her appointments. Sister Jane would tell you the dog belongs to the community. I think Fiona knows better.

Peace. Music. Retreats.

The fall issue of the Sisters of St. Francis magazine — waiting to be read.


Toledo immigration attorney Linda Mansour is a friend of the Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin, largely because of Sister Paulette Schroeder’s peace work in Hebron. We’ve resurrected a project done by WTOL-News 11 in Toledo, in which Linda talks about her connection to Palestine. Compelling, thought-provoking, disturbing — and definitely worth seeing.

Light’s varied sources

Summer slants its fine rays forward into winter’s
long, dark shadows.

We are pleased to know it will last

at least

a little



Very pleased our local newspaper answered with a “yes” my request that its religion editor write a story about Sister Shirley who, at age 59, became a Sister of St. Francis two days ago.

She is so happy, she lights up the room.

Yes to work

Just wrapped up fall issue of the Sisters of St. Francis’ magazine. Really enjoy magazine work. The process is wonderful. It taps into a lot of things I’ve learned about working with words and pictures over the years. Feeling blessed.

And the Sisters of St. Francis Community is thriving these days. Nine new associates, two novices, one making her final profession this Sunday and one in the pipeline to make hers next year. Pretty remarkable. And quite a wonderful community of women.

I enjoy working for them — and with them.

Working with words and pictures

I do enjoy managing the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page. Producing the magazine is also a delight.

Reaching out

Managing the Tiffin Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page is one of my more pleasant duties. Marketing the page is a challenge — so you can imagine my delight when a new “like” appears. We usually get about 5-10 a week.

It’s a new-ish page so we’re pleased with that.