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Who is Sr. Jill Marie?

I wanted to share a little bit about me.  I’m the vocation director for the community.  This means that I walk with women who are discerning their call to religious life.  I’ve been in this ministry since 2019.  I also share who we are as Ferdinand Benedictines with all different groups and spaces. 

I entered the community in 2003, made my temporary profession in 2006, and perpetual profession in 2011.  I grew up in Celestine, Indiana.  I attended public school until college, when I graduated from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.  I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in elementary education. 

I was an elementary school teacher until 2019.  I taught 4th grade, 1st grade, and 2nd grade, and I was a learning specialist for a few years.  I taught at St. Bernard Catholic School in Rockport, and St. Patrick Catholic School and Sacred Heart Model School in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Next week, I’ll share how and why I decided to become a Ferdinand Benedictine.