Sister Madonna Swintkoske

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What are the values of St. Francis that the world needs at this time?

The values St. Francis lived that we in our world need are:

  • Finding JOY in the simple things of life
  • Balancing PRAYER and ACTIVITY in our lives
  • RESPECTING people and all God's nature.

What talents or gifts do you bring to your ministry?

My ministry is pastoral care at St. Mary's Hospital.  I bring to the patients a listening presence, a compassionate, understanding heart and a smile to encourage them.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy puzzles of all kinds - jig saw, crossword, Sudoku.  I also enjoy listening to music and even "plunking out" songs on a keyboard.  But most of all I enjoy being with and visiting my Sisters, my family members and my friends.