Sister Jean Marie Ballard
Hometown: Bardstown, Kentucky
Testimonial Quote: It's an intentional life for me that helps me stay focused on what is important to me.
Entrance Date: August 19, 1976
First Profession Date: July 25, 1978
Perpetual Profession Date: July 12, 1986
• Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics
• High school mathematics teacher for 24 years
• Residential staff at MHA
• Monastery Treasurer for 18 years
• Monastery Bakery
Present Ministry: Monastery Garden supervisor, community service, chair of the Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation
Other Interests: Ecology, nature, and hiking.
What attracted me to this community: Communal prayer