In this segment Sr. Barbara Piller reflects on the great influence of family on her vocation, leading to sixty-five years in religious life at the time of recording. She describes the spirit of independence as one of her gifts, handed down from her grandmother in determining various capacities of service throughout her vocation. From working at the family soft drink business, to her lifelong passion for music she details the challenges of maintaining religious life as well as joys in determining her path for prayer. In developing her call to service she reflects on her time educating middle school children at the Little Flower school in Indianapolis, to assuming the leadership of providing stewardship and therapy for her fellow Sisters in their Shalom Community.
Sr. Barbara Piller
Mary Ellen Lennon
Cincinnati, Little Flower, Indianapolis, women religious, flute, prayer, shalom community
Catholic Studies | Oral History | United States History | Women's History
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Lennon, Mary Ellen Ph.D., "Sr. Barbara Piller" (2015). Women Religious: Oral Histories of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. 12.