Rosine Sobczak, OSF


Rosine Sobczak, OSF
Member since 1996

Sister of St. Francis, Sylvania, OH. Teacher and retired Associate Professor of Biology Emerita Lourdes University; Spiritual Director. Director of former Lourdes Life Lab for nature education; co-founder and President of S.A.V.E., an environmental organization for ecology, spirituality, and sustainability.

Meeting Thomas Berry at Port Burwell, ON, in1989; spending time at Genesis Farm, joining Sisters of Earth and finding many good friends for support, enkindled in her a deep care for our Earth and continues to spark new dimensions of cosmic awareness in herself and others.

Rosine is a catalyst for change helping others become aware of their planetary citizenship and the new models and levels of spirituality to which this awareness calls us.  She was part of Franciscans International, a non-governmental organization of the UN and has given presentations, retreats and workshops nationally, statewide and locally over many years.  She is Co-founder of S.A.V.E. (Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment) Inc., a non-profit organization whose goal for 35 years  is to link ecology, spirituality and sustainability  in Northwest Ohio and surrounding communities. The integration of her scientific and spiritual direction backgrounds have birthed in her a deep concern for Earth and all life on it. She collaborates many local groups that have a sensitivity for and desire to protect the environment.