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In this interview Sr. Joanita Koors reflects on her life in community, specifically the influences that helped shape her ongoing decision to join the convent in Oldenburg, in particular the warmth and trust of Sr. Joel Franks. Self-described as an "common person, an ordinary farm girl from Greensburg," Sr. Joanita details her bargaining with God, her time as an educator in Evansville, New Albany, North Vernon, and Indianapolis, as well as her mission to help all students realize their worth and potential. Additionally, she discusses the change of her prayer life from communal prayer to adopting the the more personal "contemplative gaze", with coffee. Realizing God through everyone with whom she has come into contact, Sr. Joanita emphasizes the gratitude for the ability to affect positive change within her religious life.

Date

11-16-2015

Interviewee

Sr. Joanita Koors

Interviewer

Mary Ellen Lennon

Format

mp3 audio

Duration

49:45

Location

Marian University Indianapolis

Keywords

Little Flower, New Albany, marian college, contemplative prayer, Vatican II, Sr. Joel Franks

Disciplines

Catholic Studies | Oral History | United States History | Women's History

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Sr. Joanita Koors

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