s. marion weinzapfel
Sister Marion, baptized Anna Maria, was born in Evansville, Ind. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1961, was received into the novitiate in 1962.She received a bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne College in 1966; a master's in education from St. Mary’s College in 1975 and a master's in theology from the Institute of Black Catholic Studies, Xavier of Louisiana, in 1990.
For twenty years, Sister Marion served as teacher and administrator at schools in Georgia, Texas, and Indiana.
In 1986 she began her ministry of serving the African American community as program director at the St. Charles Lwanga Center in St. Louis
In 1991, she continued this ministry in Denver where she served as pastoral assistant at Cure d’Ars Church and at St. Ignatius Loyola Church.
Since 2008, Sister Marion has lived in Africa, devoting her ministry to the people of Gulu through the CSJ Uganda Project. Through the diocese, she works with catechists in lay leadership formation as well as with the Catholic Women Association. She has served on the Synod Secretariat and is currently on the Policy Committee for the Archdiocese of Gulu. She is a member of Team Africa “Ties That Bind” that supports school fees for over 50 children of catechists.
Sister Marion is deeply grateful to God who always invites us to the next step. She tries not to miss the great gifts of life: wonderful friends, beautiful places and creatures, and faith in Jesus Christ whose Spirit is ever with us even among a suffering people. She follows the guiding belief "to live simply so that others can simply live."