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In her oral history, Sr. Marilynn Hofer reflects on the importance of her Franciscan heritage and praying the Prayer of Saint Francis in her call to join the Sisters of Saint Francis, Oldenburg. An educator by trade, Sr. Hofer discusses her career working at the elementary, secondary and collegiate levels. She describes her experience studying for her doctorate at The University of Notre Dame in the years after Vatican II as one that was “defining” and had a “big impact” on her life. Sr. Hofer highlights her time living with fellow Sisters at Marian University, guided by Franciscan values, community prayer, and the sharing of meals and also reflects on her time working at Marian University in the Development and Alumni Relations offices. At the conclusion of her oral history, Sr. Hofer discusses her dear friend, Sister Stephanie and their time teaching together at Brookville (Indiana) and Marian University.

Date

10-24-2015

Interviewee

Sr. Marilynn Hofer

Interviewer

Mary Ellen Lennon

Format

mp3 audio

Duration

55:23

Location

Oldenburg, Indiana

Keywords

Vatican II, University of Notre Dame, teacher education, Prayer of Saint Francis, Sisters of Saint Francis Oldenburg, Marian University

Disciplines

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

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Copyright 2018 Marian University (Indianapolis, Indiana). Users of this material are kindly requested to appropriate credit to Marian University in compliance with copyright and intellectual property law. Under Title 17, U.S. Code, this material may be protected by United States Copyright Law governing the reproduction, distribution, display or other uses of protected works.

Sr. Marilynn Hofer

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