Sister Sally Ann Brickner

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Celebrating life through Jesus Christ includes a sense of humor

What was your first job before entering community or your first ministry? What did you enjoy about it?
I taught children in the primary grades. I always wanted to be a teacher --- just like my favorite first teacher, Mrs. Valentine, who opened for me the fascinating world of the written word.

As Franciscans celebrate 800 years since St. Clare joined St. Francis in following Christ, what one facet of her life would you like more people to know?
Clare means "light" and through her life she always pointed to Jesus, the "Light of the World."

We often hear the phrase, "We are Easter people." What does it mean to you or how do you live it?
Celebrate life! Nurture life which is God's gift to us ­­all in Jesus who said that He is the way, the truth, and the life.

What makes you laugh?
Bob Newhart type humor ... subtle, ironic, and deadpan. It's a rarity!