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Middleton, WI

Began Novitiate
August 7, 2017

Work background
Rhonda's past ministries include serving as a Jesuit Volunteer in rural Nicaragua, offering retreats programming, parish social ministry and Hispanic ministry, freelance religion writing, and coordinating a community of adults with intellectual disabilities.

Present ministry
Rhonda is a canonical novice at the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate in St. Louis.

Other interests
Music (singing and playing flute in St Patrick’s choir), dance, foreign languages (Spanish, French, Czech), poetry, literature, travel, theater, cooking, yoga, spending time outdoors (walking, hiking, kayaking), immigration reform activism.

What attracted me to this community
I initially contacted the Relationship for Mission team in spring 2015 after feeling drawn to the Dominican charism and discerning I wanted a community closer to my family in the Midwest.  During my visits to the Mound and interactions with Sisters and associates in 2015, I appreciated the joyful spirit, commitment to learning, emphasis on justice and peace, and life of prayer that I witnessed.  Thank you for welcoming me for a year of discernment as a candidate.


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