Sister Marilyn Baker
My favorite thing about Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is … EVERYTHING! But mainly the Sisters of Providence.
Three things that are sure to make me smile are … seeing a friendly face, hearing/reading a good joke, and being with family and friends.
When I am not at work or involved in ministry, you are most likely to find me … reading, catching up with e-mail, talking with friends on Skype, or playing a good “hidden-object,” “match three,” or “Free Cell” game on the computer.
On weekends I love to … go with one/some of the sisters to catch a yard sale, or some public event in the neighborhood, or go to visit my mom.
I am passionate about … the use of inclusive language in prayer and liturgy.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of God is … an overwhelming feeling of love.
My biggest pet peeve is … trash thrown or dropped in public places.
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Least favorite subject in school: grammar in grade school and Latin in high school
Favorite movie: Babette’s Feast
Qualities I most admire: friendliness, honesty, and trust—in God, in others and in one’s self.
Favorite hobby: crossword puzzles (that are not too hard!)
Favorite book: The Shack, by Wm. Paul Young
Favorite saint: St. Mother Theodore Guerin
Favorite sinner: The Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:7-31)
Favorite hero/heroine: The Canaanite woman in Matthew’s Gospel (15:21-28).
Favorite childhood activity: my sister and I riding our bicycles on wonderful adventures
Favorite food: Lasagna
Least favorite food: fried fish
Favorite pizza topping: mushroom/onion/black olive
Favorite course in school: reading in grade school, literature in high school and educational methodology in college.
Favorite form of prayer: shared prayer services
Favorite recreation: talking with friends
Favorite sport: watching synchronized ice-skating
Favorite quote: Saint Mother Theodore: “To write requires time, but to love, to cherish, to pray for the happiness of our friends, time is not needed.”
Favorite TV program: “NCIS”
Favorite music/song: (I love too many to have a favorite)
Favorite dessert: pecan pie
Favorite scripture passage: Philippians 4:4-9
Favorite time of day: Sunset—although I get up early, I don’t have a chance to see the sunrise, but I do see the sunset every evening and have time to enjoy the splendor of it!
Favorite season: Spring
Favorite vacation spot: A beach, any beach
Have questions you’d like to ask Sister Marilyn? Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org