Sister Maureen Clark’s ministry is a visible expression that women who are incarcerated are made in the image and likeness of God. For nearly 40 years, she has worked as a Catholic Prison Chaplain, serving the past 27 at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution for Women and SouthMiddlesex PreRelease and Minimum Facility for Women in Framingham, MA.
Once called a “catalyst for change” by a supervisor, Sister Maureen helps women regain their lives, reunite with their children, reconcile with family and loved ones, find recovery and employment. She has been instrumental in creating programs and recruiting volunteers from all professions.
Sister Maureen has inspired countless women “to move past their fears and hold onto hope by knowing that a loving God does not condemn, but longs for each person to know that she is loved.”
She previously ministered as congregational Vocation Director and teacher at St. Bernadette (Monroeville) and Fontbonne Academy (Bethel Park).
A self-described “sinner loved by God,” Sister Maureen says the most rewarding aspect of religious life is finding “God’s presence in the midst of great difficulty.” Her deep desire to “know and love God and the people of God” drew her to religious life. Her creative outlets include drama, art, dance and music.