Website Writers and Artists

Gretchen Lord Anderson

  • Being Stretched by Faith Traditions
  • A Presbyterian minister, she served as associate director of the Wisconsin Council of Churches and press secretary to the late Governor Mickelson of South Dakota.

Howard Anderson

  • Photo in Incarnated Awe, Purple Pleas for Peace, and peace dove in Peacemaking
  • Love of God’s creation led him to a world of art in photography and painting. La Crosse, Wisconsin is a perfect place to nurture his creativity.

Stephen Wentworth Arndt, Ph.D.

  • Annunciation, Beatitudes, O Christ, Unite the Nations, The Worker is Worth Her Wages, and Unity
  • An educator and linguist, he has published in journals such as The International Philosophical Quarterly and The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.

Sara Arvey

  • Harvest Joy in Children
  • A new mother to Tyler, she also enjoys working at Van Lanen Printing in Green Bay, Wisconsin, overseeing major advertising jobs.

Pat Bergen, CSJ

  • Come Holy Spirit
  • A Sister of St. Joseph, she has a particular gift of “breaking open” the scriptures and bringing them to life in everyday relationships.

Sandra Bierman

  • Art pieces in A Great Light, Blessed Are the Peacemakers, and Coming of Peace.
  • An oil painter known for her nurturing, large figures, her work is shown in art galleries and museums and is distributed worldwide.

Mary Bodde, SC

  • College Students
  • A Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, Ohio, her ministries included teaching, formation, and administration in her community; development, and campus ministry.

Julie Y. Brockbank

  • A Store of Marvels and A Voice in Nature
  • A employee of the Servants of Mary, she is self-taught, working primarily in oils. Her art is available at Designs by Dawn in Holcombe, Wisconsin.

Mary Bub

  • Soul Woman
  • She is codirector of Visitation Rural Ministries, providing spiritual enrichment programs and personal development for women in rural Wisconsin.

Sarah M. Bush (1916-2006)

  • God’s Christmas Trees
  • A published poet, amazing English teacher, mentor, and friend to students, teachers, and her community, she was poet laureate in The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

Oskar Castro

  • Conscientious Objectors
  • Coordinator of AFSC’s Youth and Militarism Program, he is involved in human and civil rights discussions related to peace activism.

Damian M. Charboneau, OSM

  • Detachment: A Key Component of Spiritual Growth and Embodying Presence
  • A Friar Servant of Mary and member of the Servite Coalition for Justice, he has written and lectured on the Catholic Church’s social teachings.

Ursula Chiu

  • Earth Refuge and Seeking
  • A German immigrant and retired language teacher, she enjoys writing, including Echoes from a Girlhood in Germany Under National Socialism.

Molla Clark

  • Sing Praises
  • A Ladysmith, Wisconsin, retired nurse and county coroner, she and husband Vern (retired from Soo Railroad) enjoy seeing U.S. with camera handy.

Darryle Clott

  • Greg Mortenson
  • At Viterbo University, she teaches History of the Holocaust, leads Holocaust Educator Workshops, and helps bring Holocaust survivors and humanitarians for presentations.

David Corcoran

  • We Are All One Body
  • Formerly a chaplain, he is one of 26 SOA protesters convicted for trespassing at SOA Watch’s protest in 2000 and again in 2003.

Mary Cumiskey

  • Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
  • Housebound and hindered physically with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, the illness helped Mary grow stronger emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Amy Theresa Dallas

  • Dancing a Harvest Blessing, Encircled by the Arms of God and Speaking Wisdom
  • A creator of original tile designs, she is influenced by travels, interest in female divinity, and simple Matisse and Picasso’s line drawings.

Nieves de la Rosa, CSA

  • A God Who Liberates
  • Prior to her death, she was the first full-time Justice Coordinator for the Sisters of St. Agnes and active in actions to affect systemic change.

Sandra DeGidio, OSM

  • Several pieces in Faith Reflections, Rituals, and Spirituality and Art sections
  • A free-lance writer, lecturer, and consultant who has authored eight books and over 100 articles, Sandra is also a spiritual director.

Stella DeVenuta, OSF

  • Autumn’s Grace, Being Astonished and Harvest Beauty
  • A Sister of St. Francis of Assisi, she has ministered in Art Education, vocation ministry, campus ministry; now serving disenfranchised women in Milwaukee by doing art and spirituality.

Helen Doremus, OSM

  • New Beginnings
  • Now sharing her talents as a volunteer, she ministered at Misericordia and was honored for her ecumenical efforts, especially towards the Jewish community.