MEMBERS


Toni Nash, CSJ - a teacher for over 50 years, a national lecturer, retreat director, and spiritual director. Toni holds a doctorate in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. She co-founded Sisters of Earth in 1994.

Toni Nash, CSJ
Co-Founder

Mary Lou Dolan, CSJ, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and Founding Director, Earth Literacy Master’s Degree Program, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN. Mary Lou co-founded Sisters of Earth in 1994.

Mary Lou Dolan, CSJ
Co-Founder

Gail and the Passionist nuns at St. Gabriel's Monastery, Clark's Summit, PA, hosted the very first Sisters of Earth gathering in 1994. Co-Founder of Green Mountain Monastery and Thomas Berry Retreat Sanctuary.

Gail Worcelo, SGM
Co-Founder

Assisted Gail Worcelo to host the first Sisters of Earth gathering in 1994. Co-Founder of Green Mountain Monastery and Thomas Berry Retreat Sanctuary.

Bernadette Bostwick
Founding Member since 1994

Earth-centered ministries since 1993: Genesis Farm, Centre for Earth and Spirit, and Pax Gaia Educational and Retreat Initiatives. M.Ed. in Living Cosmology and Earth Literacy. Sisters of Earth website manager, fiscal manager, and consultant for conference planning.

Maureen Wild, SC
Founding Member since 1994

In 1996, Mary Ann was forefront in the founding energy for Sisters Hill Farm, a CSA in Dutchess County, NY - a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of New York. Currently Director Emerita of the Farm.

Mary Ann Garisto, SC
Founding Member since 1994

Mentored by Thomas Berry in the Universe Story and its deep inner meaning and orientation for life. Co-Founder of Kids for the Earth in Mount Vernon, NY. Founding member of CSJ EarthMatters of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY

Pat Monahan, CSJ
Founding Member since 1994

The visionary founder of EarthConnection in Cincinnati, a center for learning and reflection about living lightly on Earth.

Paula Gonzalez, SC
Founding Member since 1994 (2016 RIP)

It is a privilege to have over 25 years of connection with Sisters of Earth! At present, via workshops, group facilitation and on-line creativity experiences, my energy is dedicated to exploring and refining Earth-Eldering practices and presence in evolutionary conversation circles and maturing communities.

Gabriele Uhlein, OSF
Founding Member since 1994

I worked for over 25 years at Drumlin Farm, which is owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. The farm has several educational programs focused on humans as an integral part of nature and the need to work towards a "mutually-enhancing human-Earth relationship." (Thomas Berry)

Eleanor Maclellan, RSCJ
Founding Member since 1994

I've worn a few volunteer hats for the Sisters of Earth: currently Treasurer, Membership Coordinator and Membership Directory.

Loretta Peters, FS
Member since 1998

The fruits of my efforts are the “Earth Mama” programs that use earth wisdom, music, and laughter to spread the message that the earth is a “Mama” for all of us. These programs are enjoyed by audiences of all ages and interests, twining together spirituality, education and entertainment, in celebration with the earth.

Joyce Rouse aka Earth Mama
Member since 1998

A Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration is a life-long ecological advocate in her university teaching, retreat leading and environmental issue presentations. I am serving on the LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) Global Concerns Committee and have worked with NCR (National Catholic Reporter) on EarthBeat.

Lucy Slinger, FSPA
Member since 2000

Since 1994: team member of Groundwork for a Just World, focusing on education and action of social issues; Director of Projecto Ayuda, serving seniors; Executive Director of Freedom House, serving asylum seekers; staff for Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and since 2009 full time coordinator for Great Lakes Bioneeers Detroit (GLBD).

Gloria Rivera, IHM
Member since 2002

Despite everything, Mother Earth continues to sustain and love us. Awe and gratitude is my aim. My Earth activities take the form of support of local/national environmental advocacy groups, leading an Eco-Spirituality group, member of ROAR, walking and hiking in the Shawangunks, community sponsored agriculture membership, composting, active hope.

Dorothy Calvani
Member since 2010

In 1991, Co-Founder of Spiritearth, a Center for the Sacred Universe, and Co-Founder of Sisters of Earth. In 1998, Spiritearth later relocated and merged with The Well Spirituality Center in La Grange Park, IL. A student of Earth, a Gardener, a painter and sculptor, Mary continues to explore and share the Universe Story and its implications for humanity, for faith and life and creativity, through making Art and leading programs at The Well.

Mary Southard, CSJ
Founding Seed-Bearer