In her oral history, Sr. Diane Jamison describes how her mother and seventh grade teacher shaped her character and guided her decision to become a Sister of Saint Francis. A math and religious teacher, a director of religious education, and a director of Christian formation, Sr. Jamison underscores her belief in the importance of “justice for all students regardless of economic ability.” She also reports on the many unique ways she taught the sacraments to her students, her “exodus experiences” living and thriving far away from home, and the numerous ways she worked to “deepen her relationship of God, with God’s people.” She recalls the time she gave the commencement address after obtaining a degree in Franciscan Studies from Saint Bonaventure University and her position as the Director of Ongoing Formation at Marian University. With honesty and sincerity, Sr. Jamison describes how she strove to embrace constancy and change in her life, including a diagnosis of cancer, and the ideal of a “living discernment with God as the constant.”
Sr. Diane Jamison
Mary Ellen Lennon
Bishop Gumbleton; Father Sciarra; Saint Bonaventure University; sacraments; cancer survivor.
Catholic Studies | Oral History | United States History | Women's History
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Lennon, Mary Ellen Ph.D., "Sr. Diane Jamison" (2015). Women Religious: Oral Histories of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. 25.