Sr. Dorothy-Anne’s life has been shaped by her years as our second Mother Guardian. Building beloved community has long been her focus. She is active in St. Andrew’s following her passionate love of Jesus Christ as a healing minister, Eucharist visitor and writing icons. She serves on The Bishop’s Social Justice Committee. She is the representative from St. Andrew’s to the Faith Action Network. Doing what she can where she lives, she connects with a neighborhood church hosting weekly dinners to build relationships with nearby low-income neighbors. She stays quiet with lectio Scripture reading, meditation, watercolor painting and yoga.
Sr. Brigid currently serves as the Deputy Guardian, Treasurer and Liturgist. She is an active member of St. Michael and All Angels, where she serves as a chorister, music librarian, Altar Guild. Sister Brigid is a Fellow of the Verger’s Guild of the
Episcopal Church. With education in Geography and Environmental Studies, she worked in River and Floodplain Management and is a docent at a local Salmon Hatchery educating visitors about salmon life cycle and watershed stewardship. She plays Celtic harp and loves to sing. She also, with her Irish Setter Kelly volunteer as greeters for the Compline Choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral.
Sr. DedraAnn is a teacher and artist. She has worked with youth, children, and families for over 15 years in ministry and with the public school system. She currently works with at risk youth in a local high school. She also volunteers with the Diocesan Youth Program. She worships at St. James Episcopal. She is privileged to be currently serving the Little Sisters of St. Clare as their Mother Guardian. As an artist she creates every day and views the world with an eye for beauty in all things. She believes that art of any kind is one of the most powerful ways we connect with the Creator.
Sr. Judith is married and is a great grandmother. Her ministry is centered around making everyday lives better for women and children. She uses her gift of sewing to benefit various charities as well as making several of our sister's habits. She also works for local programs which feed the hungry. Her special joy is spending time in intercessory prayer on behalf of those who have trusted her with their requests
Sr. Karen-Anne lives a life that is centered in the love and joy of Jesus’ presence. She enjoys meditating, serving as Chalice Bearer at St. Luke Episcopal and offering Taize services to the community. Over the years she has served in various positions within the community including chapter convener and Treasurer. She is a retired counselor and spiritual director. She loves playing the piano and composing sacred choral music, which is sung in churches and benefit concerts to the glory of God.
Sr. Marie-Elise was born in Egypt 93 years ago. She has eight children and is blessed to be a grand and great grandmother 60 in all. Here passion is to help the needy, Veterans, Hospice and loves to be there for the children. She always likes to be there for anyone who needs the help - from donating blood to just holding a hand if necessary. She is thankful to the good Lord for all her blessings. At this time I worship at Emmaus a new found church geared for the teaching to children. I also am a member of the Daughters of the King.
Sr. Kathryn Mary is a member of the LSSC Council and is convener of the Bainbridge Chapter. She was professed in 2009. She worked as a full time mother to five now grown children and has been married since 1969. Currently she works helping to encourage contemplative life in her church community by participating as a leader in Centering Prayer, Contemplative Prayer liturgical offerings, and Godly Play children’s faith formation. Sister Kathy also serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor at St. Antony’s where she is an active member.
The Little Sisters of St. Clare
Sr. Patrice Hilda serves as the Vocation Guardian. She is a member of Trinity Episcopal, serving as Eucharistic Minister and with special joy as Godly Play teacher. Coming out of retirement she is beginning part time work as home care aid for housebound, low-income elderly. Having a passion for serving homeless and marginalized members of her community, she is involved in local social justice organizations. Searching for both a contemplative and active expression to her faith, she is dedicated practitioner of Centering Prayer.
Sr. Grace Teresa currently serves as Formation Guardian, She is an active member of St. Mark’s Cathedral. After a career as teacher educator and curriculum developer, she now offers her gifts as a spiritual companion to those in the region, and to the parish ministries of hospitality and contemplative prayer. She listens to the Holy while learning and re-learning the mindfulness of needlepoint and sacred choral music performance.
Lani, Novice, is also a deacon in the Episcopal Church, currently serving at St. Luke's. Lani serves many roles in the outreach of the parish/church, feeding ministries, leading various services through out the month. Leading morning prayer, especially to a group in a local assisted living facility. Lani has an on going relationship with the Diocese of Kondoa, Tanzania, East Africa, encouraging support from St. Luke's. Frequently, Lani is found fulfilling deaconal duties at the altar. As a novice, Lani is following the paths of St. Clare and St. Francis, toward a deeply spiritual life.