I am a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 54 years. I was born in a small town in Illinois where we owned and worked a small farm of twenty-five acres. I entered my religious community when I was eighteen and taught school for twenty-five years. Since then I have worked in various capacities, as a chaplain in a mental hospital, as director of religious education in several parishes and with mentally handicapped adults. Now I am retired but still active. This is my second book of poetry published.