Meet Sister Ann Marie Emon, OSF
Sister’s ministry in education included teaching grades 5-8, serving as Principal for two schools and teaching Religious Education to all ages. She spent a decade serving in her home state of Minnesota. Since returning to the Motherhouse, Sister has served at Rosary Care Center as well as a volunteer at the Thomas M. Wernert Center.
A favorite ministry memory: Five fun years spent teaching creative writing, English and Social Justice at St. Francis de Sales H.S. in Toledo.
50th Jubilee – 2020
Sister Ann Marie Emon came to the Sylvania Franciscans from Minnesota. Having attended Holy Cross elementary school in Minneapolis, Sister Ann Marie found her Sylvania Franciscan teachers to be women who were happy individuals and full of life.
Sister taught in junior high and high school students in Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota, primarily the subjects of English and religion.
Now she is in ministry at the Thomas M. Wernert Center in Toledo, Ohio. The Wernert Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons living with mental illness through peer-driven and focused programs which address recovery with education, advocacy and support. Sister says she feels that being present to people with mental illness is a gift.
Sister Ann Marie fondly remembers fishing every summer or winter with her Dad and brother while growing up. She also recalls the time Sister Mary Francis Lapata spent with her as a postulant. “I learned about prayer from Sister Mary Francis’ own prayer life,” Sister Ann Marie said.
Sister Ann Marie