Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sister Jo-Ann Flora

Sister Jo-Ann Flora, a native Philadelphian, entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1959 after twelve years of education at Notre Dame Academy, Rittenhouse Square. She is a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame (SNDdeN) U.S. East-West Province and resides in New York City. She holds masters and doctoral degrees in linguistics from Georgetown University and the University of California, respectively. For many years, she was a college teacher and administrator. She is an experienced spiritual director and retreat facilitator and has ministered in many spirituality centers, parishes and schools. In 2010 she completed a sabbatical year in which she explored the relationships among spirituality, imagery, music and art, and completed training and certification as a Music Imagery (MI) facilitator. She is a member of the Working Group on Girls at the United Nations. Since September 2010 she has served as Co-Coordinator of Associates of the Mid-Atlantic region (former Chesapeake Province) of the U.S. East-West Province. She is also a member of the Congo PACE Team and has taught English to the Congolese SNDs in the summers of 2012 and 2014.

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