“As I have walked with those in need of healing, the meaning of life has been transformed and I have grown to love God more deeply,” she says.
From 1978 to 2004, Sister Jeanne served as a home care hospice nurse at Allegheny General Hospital and at Forbes Hospice. For the past 12 years, Sister Jeanne has responded with compassion, patience and prayers to the health care needs of sisters in Supportive Living and in Villa St. Joseph. She advocates on their behalf and navigates them through health concerns and systems.
Known for her humor and creativity, Sister Jeanne enjoys singing, reading spiritual books, and writing poetry, which often takes the form of prayer cards that she shares with sisters and staff.
Sister Jeanne’s parents and Sisters of St. Joseph who taught her at Annunciation most influenced her to become a sister. At age 17, she entered the convent and parted ways with her twin sister “on a journey made possible only because of the grace of God.”