s. maureen freeman
Sister Maureen was born in Chicago Ill. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1961 after graduating from Little Flower High School. In 1962 she was received into the novitiate as Sister Edward Marian. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Fontbonne College in 1966 and a master's of divinity from Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, Mass., in 1982.
Sister Maureen began her ministry in education at schools in Denver and Chicago. In 1968, she was missioned to Peru where she served as teacher, principal and parish administrator for the next 10 years. When she returned to the states, she served as parish administrator in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the bush of Alaska.
After serving on the Congregational Leadership Team, she began her 10-years of ministry at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, an agricultural center that promotes and advocates for a way of sustainable living that supports all life. She currently serves as the center's director.