In this oral history Sr. Jean Marie Cleveland discusses her unlikely path of entering religious life in Indianapolis, her early entry into teaching math and physics, to eventually becoming a school principal, a Director of Religious Education, and her work at Marian University. Additionally, she discusses being inspired by The Consistent Ethic of Life, her experience in Hispanic ministry in Indianapolis, her ministry leadership in various places such as Montana, Tohatchi, New Mexico, and Papua New Guinea, and her involvement in spreading awareness of human trafficking among the Sisters and within Indianapolis.
Sister Jean Marie Cleveland
Mary Ellen Lennon
Marian University Indianapolis
math education, cardinal ritter, The Consistent Ethic of Life, director of religious education, Tohatchi New Mexico, Hispanic ministry
Catholic Studies | Oral History | United States History | Women's History
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Lennon, Mary Ellen Ph.D., "Sr. Jean Marie Cleveland" (2015). Women Religious: Oral Histories of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. 6.